Rococo architecture (also called rocaille or late-baroque) is an intricate extravagant, lavish, ornate, layered, and ornamental style of architecture that developed in the late-baroque or early Rococo periods of the early French or European periods. It incorporates elements of various styles and periods of art. It is distinguished by its large, almost continuous courtyards with elaborate gardens. Although the buildings are usually large, Chateau de Versailles, with just some rooms, is also notable. Because of its similarities to French chateaus and palaces Rococo architecture is often called French Chateau.
Architectural Rococo architecture has unusually large amounts of ornate details, both in the building’s interior and exterior settings. Most structures were designed as huge courtyards with large central fountains, or as huge garden villas. Large exterior courtyards were decorated with gargoyles, murals and huge statues. A lot of the statues were stylized representations of Roman and Greek gods and goddesses. The interiors of buildings are usually lighter in color, with muted floral prints or soft hues. They use earth colors such as gray, beige and ivory.
Dining establishments that were built in late baroque or Rococo architecture were always cheery, colorful places. There was a wide selection of cuisines and an array of drinks available from fruit juices to coffee to wine to chocolate. Soft music was played through stereo and radio systems. Large mirrors were installed in rooms so that people could see themselves from all angles. For bedrooms, there were beds with intricately carved headboards and footboards. Wall paintings depicted scenes of flowers, the sea, exotic animals, and other themes.
In the late baroque and rococo early eras dining rooms were extravagant. These rooms were often equipped with small grills for roasting meat and fish. There were islands and counters to take a bite or work on projects. Large tables allowed for socializing and large dining areas for dining. Each table would have a bench on the side and the walls on one side of the room would be painted with vibrant black and red stripes or pastels with rosy hues. Sometimes geometric patterns and carvings could be utilized. Fireplace mantels were often comprised of flat and slanting pieces of wood, topped with curly columns.
Other furniture from the late rococo period featured ornate legs, feet and a decorative iron lever (or rococo lever) as its pedestal. Furniture could include chests and shelves as well as drawers, boxes and boxes. Sometimes, benches were added with wooden legs that were small and elaborate tops. One form of decorative ironwork that could be found in many homes included wall grilles or wall fans, which were actually decorative moldings for ceilings and walls. These decorative accents were initially used by the rich to decorate their homes, but later they were used by the poor to add charm and personality to their homes.
interior Rococo architecture is founded in the late baroque, neoclassical and neoclassical periods. Artists seeking inspiration would look to Spain and Italy to get their inspiration. His artistic influences included Spanish Gothic architecture. The style was at its height during Napoleon III’s reign, when it was most well-known. Because so many buildings around the globe are influenced by this style, it is sometimes called the “Rococo Style”. A notable structure that shows this style’s influence is the Palacio Real or the Royal Palace of Madrid that is located in the Gothic quarter of the city.
The use of intricate patterns and colors, in conjunction with geometric designs created distinct look. This style was used often to decorate churches, palaces, and other buildings, such as mansions. The palaces and churches which are decorated in the rococo fashion are regarded as masterpieces of art. Rococo architecture has greatly influence on the architecture of cities all over the world and resulted in buildings such as the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Other buildings that feature a great deal of the decorative rococo style in their structure are the US House of Congress, the US Grand Canyon, the Science Museum in London, and the Uffizi Museum in Florence.
Many people still use the style of furniture with decorative features that has been popular for many centuries. People who live in areas where rococo style furniture is very popular also have furniture that resembles furniture made in Italy. Today, residents of cities such as Florence or Rome can view examples of the traditional furniture designed by the Romans that were imported from Italy.