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Rococo
The Rococo art movement is commonly seen as a descent into frippery, decoration and corruption. Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. He argues that the Rococo was actually an age in which the modern world was born.
Episodes
Ep 1
Travel
Watch March 6, 4:00am
Ep 2
Pleasure
Watch March 13, 4:00am
Ep 3
Madness
Watch March 20, 4:00am
Travel
Picking three key territories of the Rococo world-travel, pleasure and madness - Waldemar Januszczak celebrates the finest cultural achievements of the period. In this episode, he looks at travel in the 18th century and how it impacted some of the finest art ever made. (1 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Mar 6, 4:00am
Pleasure
Waldemar looks at the pursuit of pleasure in the Rococo age, to which a huge amount of cultural energy was devoted. (2 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Mar 13, 4:00am
Madness
When you spend as much time as the Rococo did having fun and escaping reality, madness soon sets in. (3 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Mar 20, 4:00am