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Word: rococo

Definition: ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century

Sentences Containing 'rococo'

"Baby Ate My Eightball" received some criticism, with "The Independent" claiming that it "falls short of expectations, its limp disco groove providing uncertain footing for Rhys's rococo confection of harmonies" and "Uncut" stating that the song, along with "Neo Consumer", doesn't "tell us anything we didn't already know" about the band.
According to the German art historian Cornelius Gurlitt, "the abbey church of Wilhering is the most brilliant achievement of the Rococo style in the German-speaking world."
Additionally the interior was decorated with rococo paintings.
Antonio Canevari (Rome, 1681– Naples, 1764) was an Italian architect of the Rococo and Neoclassical periods.
Francesco Londonio (Milan, 1723 – Milan, 1783) was an Italian painter, engraver, and scenographer, active mainly in Milan in a late-Baroque or Rococo style.
His early affinities were Neoclassical but his style can be described as Neo-Rococo. After his death, his painting fell out of favor being considered romantic, glossy, and superficial. Little was known about him personally and his art was not taken seriously until recently.
In 1720 the site was reworked as a baroque garden, setting the basic structure of today's garden, with the rococo Poppelsdorf Palace completed in 1746 by Archbishop Clemens August. When the University of Bonn was founded in 1818, its first garden director, Dr. Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck (1776-1858), began to focus the garden on scientific botany.
In 1869-77 the old wooden church was dismantled, and in its place the current Neo-Gothic edifice was raised, and the Rococo altar with the figurine of Our Lady of Ludźmierz was moved into the new church.
In architecture the rococo style is an example of this excess.
In the Rococo era, connoisseurs appreciated bold "alla prima" painting, as exemplified in the works of artists such as Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Francesco Guardi, and Thomas Gainsborough.
It was a carved wooden pulpit in the Rococo style, ornamented with round mirrors and gold leaf.
It was recorded at To Rococo Rot's studio, Amber Sound, in Berlin, Germany.
Neighbouring with these rooms are a rococo concert hall and a Biedermeier room.
Renovated in the Baroque style in the 16th–17th centuries, it was damaged by a fire in 1771 and rebuilt internally in the Rococo style in 1782.
Rococo and Neoclassicism are terms used to describe the visual and plastic arts and architecture in Europe from the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth centuries.
Rococo, a decadent form, replaced baroque as the dominant style.
Some of his own designs were inspired by ancient Roman silver, while others were in a Rococo style.
Some rooms still show their original baroque decoration while others were later redesigned in rococo or neoclassical style.
The "Virreinato" and rococo. The raising of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717 coincided roughly with the ascension of the Bourbons to the throne of Spain.
The album was co-produced by Gerard Johnson and had arrangements by To Rococo Rot and Sean O'Hagan.
The auditorium (with 1,200 seats) and the foyer were decorated in a then-popular Eclectic Style; a mixture of Neo-Baroque, Neo-Rococo and Neo-Renaissance Styles.
The Baroque dream that heavenly light-heartedness and timeless happiness can be brought down to earth, a dream which in the Rococo period reached its nearly unrestrained climax, has come true at Wilhering.
The buildings, re-constructed in the 18th century, are known for their spectacular Rococo decoration.
The church was later completely rebuilt in the Rococo style by Johann Haslinger of Linz, who may have been working to designs by Martino Altomonte, designer of the high altar.
The elaborated Italian Rococo ceiling is from one of the most important 18th century artists in the city, Giovanni Domenico Ferretti.
The palace and its outbuildings contain some 360 rooms, all decorated in eclectic historic styles: Neo-Renaissance (reception room, parlor), Gothic Revival (dining room), Russian Revival (Oak Hall), Rococo (White Hall), Byzantine style (study), Louis XIV, various oriental styles, and so on.
The palace is designed in the late Baroque and Rococo style by highly shilled stucco artisans who commissioned to decorate its façade and interior.
The palace was built between 1773 and 1781 in a braided Baroque and Rococo style by the Jesuit Viennese hydrology expert and architect Gabriel Gruber who as the builder of the Gruberjev kanal drainage channel used the palace as a physics and hydraulics research institute.
The plain round-arched Romanesque portal of the former 12th-century church was integrated into the present Rococo church.
The result is now one of the most significant Rococo buildings in the German-speaking world.
The rococo art of the eighteenth century is an instance of the excessive use of curved forms, and, like all excesses in the joys of life, it is vicious and is the favorite style of decoration in vulgar places of entertainment.
Østre Porsgrunn Church (full name: "Jesu Kirke i Østre Porsgrunn", also called Østsiden Church) was a church in the Rococo style built in 1760 and located in the city of Porsgrunn in Telemark, Norway.

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::: fancied - imagined; unreal
::: connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
::: comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
::: curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
::: headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
::: grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
::: fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
::: succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.