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Author:  versailles [ Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:53 pm ]
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Marija Vera wrote:
The second room has too much furniture for its size.


but thats the rococo stle...cramcramcram

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:32 pm ]
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what rococo are you looking at?
youre thinking grandma...
:angryfire:

Rococo is about beauty and balance and placement of furniture in a fuctional way.\
its the first to blend a sort of comfort with beauty and functionality.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:03 pm ]
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Yes Comte is right. Rococo derives from neoclassical style and baroque style, rococo is a lighter relative of Baroque.

Author:  Marija Vera [ Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:41 pm ]
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I like rococo because beauty and splendor, lovely decorations and elegancy :angel5: . However sometimes I feel like it can be too much.

Here is something about rococo from Wikipedia:

Rococo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rococo is a style of 18th century French art and interior design. Rococo style 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.
The word Rococo is seen as a combination of the French rocaille, or shell, and the Italian barocco, or Baroque style. Due to Rococo love of shell-like curves and focus on decorative arts, some critics used the term to derogatively imply that the style was frivolous or merely fashion; interestingly, when the term was first used in English in about 1836, it was a colloquialism meaning "old-fashioned". However, since the mid 19th century, the term has been accepted by art historians. While there is still some debate about the historical significance of the style to art in general, Rococo is now widely recognized as a major period in the development of European art.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:06 pm ]
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Thank you for the article Marija.
and for your assistance Hellou :D

Author:  Marija Vera [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:11 pm ]
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Comte de Provence wrote:
Thank you for the article Marija.

You’re welcome dear Comte!

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:54 pm ]
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i did not mean to be rude versailles, but i just find it a tad bit annoying when people make statements in which they have no clue to the subject matter.
let us look at some more 18th century rooms.

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Author:  versailles [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:44 pm ]
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i love the first pic and the secound is very......du Barry?

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:35 pm ]
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Comte de Provence wrote:
Thank you for the article Marija.
and for your assistance Hellou :D


Oh. Sorry! I've forgot to see you're welcome. You're welcome Comte. Yes Versailles,perhaps you could think of Rococo as this: Baroque and Rococo are sisters. Baroque is the darker more brooding sister. Rococo is the lighter, and more reflective sister, the amount of light gives the illusion that the room is larger than it truly is.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:36 pm ]
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Comte de Provence wrote:
Thank you for the article Marija.
and for your assistance Hellou :D


Oh. Sorry! I've forgot to see you're welcome. You're welcome Comte. Yes Versailles,perhaps you could think of Rococo as this: Baroque and Rococo are sisters. Baroque is the darker more brooding sister. Rococo is the lighter, and more reflective sister, the amount of light gives the illusion that the room is larger than it truly is. I would have to say Rococo is lighter and a bit more sleek than Baroque that just being my humble opinion.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:37 pm ]
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youre fine.
and yes versailles, the second is madame du barry's bed chamber.

Author:  Marija Vera [ Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:00 pm ]
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Lovely pictures!

Author:  versailles [ Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:16 pm ]
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look at the bad in du Barry's room, theres a secret door in the wall, leading to the kings chambers?

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:00 am ]
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Non, it leads to a servants chambers and to a garde robe.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:50 pm ]
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My bedroom door would connect to the pantry in case I'm feeling peckish :lol: !

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