Thursday, July 9, 2009

Composition - Rococo

Baroque evolved into Rococo.

Watteau (1684-1721) was transitional. Renoir greatly admired how Watteau composed groups.

In Rococo, continuity of rhythm, which had given way to counter rhythms (contrapposto), 

now gave way to rhythm on rhythm.

Tiepolo (1696-1770) was also transitional. 

Tiepolo used areas of shadow, created pockets of dark around forms.

Tiepolo started with one overall tone, then just cut into that with darks. 

He would mat out certain areas.

Tiepolo's composition used a clear background, middle ground,  and foreground. 

He collected forms into overall shape.

As opposed to Rubens (1577-1640), Tiepolo's modeling was lighter weight - core and tone.

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