Introducing… Rococo

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Introducing… Rococo

Introducing… Rococo

Dates: Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 April 2021
Times: 18.00–20.00
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Jacqui Ansell
Level: All Levels

Course Description: What is the Rococo style, and when, where and why did it originate? Through lively and richly-illustrated talks we’ll address these questions and more, drawing our examples from the fine and decorative arts.

Dress, décor, ceramics, sculpture and furniture all exhibited the sinuous lines of the Rococo. The pretty pastel colours and sensuous (often sensual) subject matter of artworks by Boucher and Fragonard epitomise this exuberant 18th-century style, as does the Sèvres porcelain championed by Madame de Pompadour – the mistress of King Louis XV. We’ll explore the key characteristics of Rococo, in relation to the Baroque style that preceded it, and Neoclassicism that came after. In doing so, we’ll examine the reasons why it was admired in its own time, subsequently collected and so abundantly displayed at the Wallace Collection.

Read the full course description here.

Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

Tickets are for both dates of this course. Ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session, which should be retained for accessing both sessions.

Course Recording: This course will be recorded. Following each session, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
14/04/2021 18:00 20:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard Price) £35
Online Course (Concession) £32
Online Course (Member) £30
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