Rococo (French rococo – artsy, bizarre from rocaille – rocky from roc – rock, cliff). Rococo is an original art style developed in the art of France in the first half of the 18th century. The same as the style of Louis XV, since it coincides with the time of the reign of this king (1720-1765). Rococo is one of the most famous “royal styles.” The origin of its name and basic forms is closely related to the concept of “rocaille”.
In 1736, the French jeweler and woodcarver J. Mondon “Son” published an album of engraved drawings entitled “The first book of the forms of rockail and cartel”. Cartel – French. cartelle by carte – card, paper scroll. But the word rocaille was then new. Back in the 17th century, it became fashionable in France to decorate park pavilions – grottoes stylized as natural caves, roughly processed with stones, molded shell-shaped decorations, intertwined plant stems associated with the theme of the sea and the attributes of the sea god Poseidon. These associations were strengthened by many fountains and ponds scattered in Continue reading
Despite the fact that we are all so different, and we live in different places, and speak different languages, and play different games, all over the world, at all times children love books with pictures equally, and the more interesting pictures they have , the brighter their fantasies become, the better they understand the meaning of things still incomprehensible, at an incredible speed, “absorbing” everything that is new to what your eyes and ears hear.
In the world of childhood, a special role is given to the artist who creates illustrations for books, because he has a huge responsibility not only to ensure that the images he creates correspond to the content, but also to make the pictures like and love by young readers, since they are the real ones critics, even the smallest among them, still cannot read.
Already in the 15th century, adults knew that children love to consider pictures, so they began to publish Bibles and primers with illustrations, because in order to understand what is shown in the picture, the child Continue reading