Rococo GRE Vocabulary Flashcard
/rəʊˈkəʊ.kəʊ/ (adj & noun)
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florid, intricate, greatly ornamented, highly decorated, showy, extravagant, decorative, baroque, fancy, elaborate, flamboyant, exaggerated, ostentatious, ornamental
Rococo is an exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of architecture, art and decoration which combines asymmetry, scrolling curves, gilding, white and pastel colors, sculpted molding, and trompe-l’œil frescoes to create surprise and the illusion of motion and drama. It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement.