tue27feb6:30 pmtue7:30 pmThe Rococo Style in EnglandIn-person lecture by Steven Brindle6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Book Now

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£15 members/£18 non-members

The Rococo arrived in England from France in the 1730s as a style of decoration,  carried on paper and used initially for small objects,  bookplates,  illustrations and temporary structures,  as well as being manifested in painting and sculpture.  The Italian stuccadori had helped to prepare the ground for it with their late-Baroque plasterwork:  now a network of artists and craftspeople,  including Roubiliac,  Hogarth,  Hayman and Gravelot,  adapted the style to English tastes,  as it spread into furniture and interior design.  Rococo was in part a reaction against the Neo-Palladian orthodoxy,  and it was usually the clients,  artists and craftspeople who were responsible for its introduction:  it is a moot point whether the label can really be applied to architecture in Britain.   Steven Brindle considers the style’s origins and swift development,  the  character it assumed in the British Isles,   and its decline and further transmutation in the 1760s.

The talk starts at 6.30pm, doors open from 6.15pm.

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