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Rococo Revival

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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A renewed interest among artists, writers and collectors between c. 1820 and 1870 in Europe, predominantly in France, and in America in the Rococo style in painting, the decorative arts, architecture and sculpture. The revival of the Rococo served diverse social needs. As capitalism and middle-class democracy triumphed decisively in politics and the economy, the affluent and well-born put increasing value on aristocratic culture of the previous century: its arts, manners and costumes. Championing

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