Rococo

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Rococo was a style of art, architecture and decoration of the eighteenth century, popular especially in France, from where it originated. It evolved from Baroque types and is distinguished by its ornate use of scrolls and curves to achieve ornamental effects. The term is said to derive from the French rocaille, meaning rockwork, pebblework or shellwork, from roc (rock).