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Rococo

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

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, c. 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, c. 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, c. 1776-1777
The Angora Cat, Marguerite Gérard

The Angora Cat

Marguerite Gérard, c. 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
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Neoclassicism, Age of Exploration

Neoclassicism

Classical imagery, democratic ideals, and the bloody hands of change.

1760-1830

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