Style of 18th century French art and interior design. Rococo rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. It was largely supplanted by the Neoclassic style. Also relating to the Italian barocco, or Baroque style. The 1730s represented the height of Rococo development in France. Rococo style took pleasure in asymmetry, a taste that was new to European style. This practice of leaving elements unbalanced for effect is called contraste and was later implemented in Art Nouveau decorative objects as well.
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