Light, sensuous, intensely decorative French style developed in the early eighteenth century, after the death of Louis XIV. The development of the style was considered to be in reaction to the Baroque grandeur of Versailles. The name comes from French term rocaille, meaning rock-work, the style derives inspiration from the forms of sea shells and corals.
The Rococo style is characterised by:
- Short curves
- Scrolls and counter curves
- All of which are highly elaborated with fantasy.