Speltz, Alexander / Styles of ornament: exhibited in designs, and arranged in historical order, with descriptive text.
The Rococco ornament, pp. -Plate 333.
Border by Charles Eisen (Hirth). not unimportant influence. (V ~r&v ' ~ ococco is a word used only in German Art~ ~ History. The bitter struggle which reigned Letter after Laurent (Hirth). in the 17th century between the free style of Michael Angelo and the strict style of Palladio, was continued also in the i8th century with great determination and bitterness, until finally the quarrel ended in the year ' 715 with the victory of the Free Style. The new style which began now to develop itself, and which held sway until the year 1760, was called in France Louis XV. Style and in Germany the Rococco. Soon, however, after its introduction a reaction took place. The classic style began again to~ predominate in the periwig pedantic style of Louis XVI., but already in i 7 8o was gradually forced to give place to the strict, new Classic Style, called later on the Empire Style. Towards the beginning of the 19th century, Art limited itself to copying Greek Art. The reaction of the Barocco against the Classicism of the Academy developed, under the Regency, 1715— 1723, a transition style, in which the following artists took a leading part: Jean Bérain 1638—1711, Gilles Marie Oppenort 1672—1742, and A. Leblond 1679—17 19. Chinese art exercised also &
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