The Rococo Interior

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Thursday 10 February 2011 - 14:30 until 15:30

Rococo emerged in France in the early years of the 18th century. It was a style of great originality in the field of decorative art and design and expressed itself particularly in the creation of the domestic interior. The style is characterised by its organic nature, the serpentine movement of its composition and its rejection of classical, architectural principles. It reflects a liking for smaller, more intimate rooms and a more relaxed and informal way of life, which spread from France to the rest of Europe. Taking motifs based on plant tendrils, shells and flowing water combined with chinoiserie figures, designers and craftsmen worked together to produce interiors of unprecedented elegance and sophistication.

Lecture by Jane Gardiner

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

Tickets £10

2.30-3.30pm

To book, call 0844 415 4151, Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm
The booking line opens at 9am on Monday 13 December. Priority booking before this date applies to Patrons Circle members only. Tickets cannot be booked before this date, and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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