Obelisk Art History
Age of Exploration

Rococo
Opulent, playful embrace of the ornate — 18th century swag.

Rococo, Age of Exploration
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Anthony van Dyck

Moses and the Brazen Serpent Anthony van Dyck, 1530

The Fall of Phaeton, Peter Paul Rubens

The Fall of Phaeton Peter Paul Rubens, 1604 – 1605

Saint George and the Dragon, Peter Paul Rubens

Saint George and the Dragon Peter Paul Rubens, 1605 – 1607

Sketch for The Lion Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens

Sketch for The Lion Hunt Peter Paul Rubens, 1614 – 1615

The Four Continents, Peter Paul Rubens

The Four Continents Peter Paul Rubens, 1612 – 1615

Daniel in the Lions' Den, Peter Paul Rubens

Daniel in the Lions' Den Peter Paul Rubens, 1614 – 1616

The Tiger Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens

The Tiger Hunt Peter Paul Rubens, 1615 – 1616

The Wolf and Fox Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens

The Wolf and Fox Hunt Peter Paul Rubens, 1616

The Death of Decius Mus, Peter Paul Rubens

The Death of Decius Mus Peter Paul Rubens, 1616 – 1617

The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, Peter Paul Rubens

The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus Peter Paul Rubens, 1618

The Triumph of Henry IV, Peter Paul Rubens

The Triumph of Henry IV Peter Paul Rubens, 1627 – 1631

The Garden of Love, Peter Paul Rubens

The Garden of Love Peter Paul Rubens, 1633

King Ferdinand Meeting Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand, Peter Paul Rubens

King Ferdinand Meeting Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand Peter Paul Rubens, 1635

The Feast of Venus, Peter Paul Rubens

The Feast of Venus Peter Paul Rubens, 1636 – 1637

Allegories of Four Continents, Africa, Rosalba Carriera

Allegories of Four Continents, Africa Rosalba Carriera, 1712

The Love Song, Jean-Antoine Watteau

The Love Song Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1717

The Halt during the Chase, Jean-Antoine Watteau

The Halt during the Chase Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1718 – 1720

Self-Portrait as "Winter", Rosalba Carriera

Self-Portrait as "Winter" Rosalba Carriera, 1730 – 1731

The Empire of Flora, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

The Empire of Flora Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1743

Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1742 – 1745

The Toilette of Venus, François Boucher

The Toilette of Venus François Boucher, 1751

Allegory of the Planets and Continents, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Allegory of the Planets and Continents Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1752

Blind Man's Buff, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Blind Man's Buff Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1750 – 1752

Inkpot and Desk Clock, François-Thomas Germain

Inkpot and Desk Clock François-Thomas Germain, 1752

Analysis of Beauty: Plate 1, William Hogarth

Analysis of Beauty: Plate 1 William Hogarth, 1753

Analysis of Beauty: Plate 2, William Hogarth

Analysis of Beauty: Plate 2 William Hogarth, 1753

The Death of Hyacinth, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

The Death of Hyacinth Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1752 – 1753

The Goddess Aurora Triumphing Over Night, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Goddess Aurora Triumphing Over Night Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1755 – 1756

Coffeepot, François-Thomas Germain

Coffeepot François-Thomas Germain, 1757

Dish, François-Thomas Germain

Dish François-Thomas Germain, 1757 – 1758

Candlesticks, François-Thomas Germain

Candlesticks François-Thomas Germain, 1757 – 1759

Jupiter in the Guise of Diana, and the Nymph Callisto, François Boucher

Jupiter in the Guise of Diana, and the Nymph Callisto François Boucher, 1759

Sketch for the Adoration of the Magi, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Sketch for the Adoration of the Magi Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1758 – 1759

Portrait of Anna Friederike von Wartensleben, Anna Dorothea Therbusch

Portrait of Anna Friederike von Wartensleben Anna Dorothea Therbusch, 1760

Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1763 – 1765

Chocolate Pot, François-Thomas Germain

Chocolate Pot François-Thomas Germain, 1765 – 1766

The Swing, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Swing Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1767

The Attributes of Music, Anne Vallayer-Coster

The Attributes of Music Anne Vallayer-Coster, 1770

The Goddess Minvera, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Goddess Minvera Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1772

The Progress of Love: Love Letters, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Progress of Love: Love Letters Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771 – 1772

The Progress of Love: Reverie, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Progress of Love: Reverie Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771 – 1772

The Progress of Love - The Lover Crowned, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Progress of Love - The Lover Crowned Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771 – 1772

The Progress of Love: The Meeting, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Progress of Love: The Meeting Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771 – 1772

Young Woman Reading, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Young Woman Reading Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1775

Self-portrait with Monocle, Anna Dorothea Therbusch

Self-portrait with Monocle Anna Dorothea Therbusch, 1776 – 1777

The Angora Cat, Marguerite Gérard

The Angora Cat Marguerite Gérard, 1780

Madame Elisabeth de France, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Madame Elisabeth de France Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1782

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1782

Marie-Antoinette with the Rose, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Marie-Antoinette with the Rose Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1783

Portrait of Charles-Alexandre de Calonne, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Portrait of Charles-Alexandre de Calonne Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1784

Next Movement
Neoclassicism, Age of Exploration

Neoclassicism

Classical ideals, tourism, and bloody revolution

1760 – 1830

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