Rococo Repoussé: Student Work Display, ARTH 302

Feb. 3 - Feb. 23, 2023

The students of ARTH 302 “Art Across Time: 17th century-Present” investigated the complex nuances associated with the Rococo movement.

Examining French aristocracy, the influence of 18th century Chinese design, and exploring the delicate intricacies of passion, students dove into the labyrinth of iconography that is “Rococo.” While conducting scholarly research on specific works of art, students recreated aspects of their selected research topic through the age-old metal-manipulation technique “repoussé.” Employing an assortment of mark making techniques, students artfully shaped a flat piece of metal into a specified Rococo scene.

When visiting the JFK Library’s Secrist Gallery, visitors may view repoussé designs depicting imagery iconic of the Rococo art period.

Student Artists and Research Topics:

  1. Chloe Brook, “The Swing” by Fragonard
  2. Carly Ellis, “Catherine Palace” by Johann Friedrich Braunstein
  3. Sophie Brabec, “Pilgrimage to Cythera” by Watteau
  4. Alexander Pacheco, “Marie Antoinette and Her Children” by Le Brun
  5. Carly Bale, “The Rebuke of Adam and Eve” by Charles Joseph Natoire
  6. Mya Patrick, “The Swing” by Fragonard
  7. Alyssa Kamp, “La Toilette” by Boucher
  8. Andrew Rogers, “The Embarkation for Cythera” by Watteau
  9. Rachel Chambers, “The Bathing Pool” by Hubert Robert
  10.   Sab Borders, “The Confession” by Fragonard
  11.   Addison Hensen, “The Hall of Mirrors” Jules Hardouin-Mansart
  12.   Ash Gordon, “The Swing” by Fragonard
  13.   Lily Henderson, “Madame de Pompadour at her Toilette” by Boucher
  14.   Trevor Maine, “Mezzetin” by Watteau
  15.   Genevieve Curry, “The Swing” by Fragonard
  16.   Shontelle Belback, “Cupid a Capture” by Boucher
  17.   Larissa Schwendiman, “Thailia, Muse of Comedy” by Jean-Marc Nattier
  18.   Kenzie Thompson, “Sanssouci” by Frederick II
  19.   Louisa Volkov, “The Swing” by Fragonard
  20.   Jade Ostendorf, “Pilgrimage to Cythera” by Watteau
  21.   Rachel Hove, “Madame de Pompadour” by Boucher
  22.   Dairy Haney, “Sappho Inspired by Cupid” by Fragonard
  23.   Adon Cough, “Tapestry Showing Scenes from the Italian Fêtes” by Boucher
  24.   Marisa Meneses, “The Swing” by Fragonard

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