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Churrigueresque vs. Rococo

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Churrigueresqueadjective

having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation;

‘the building...frantically baroque’;

Rococonoun

A style of baroque architecture and decorative art, from 18th-century France, having elaborate ornamentation.

Churrigueresque

Churrigueresque (; Spanish: Churrigueresco), also but less commonly , refers to a Spanish Baroque style of elaborate sculptural architectural ornament which emerged as a manner of stucco decoration in Spain in the late 17th century and was used up to about 1750, marked by extreme, expressive and florid decorative detailing, normally found above the entrance on the main facade of a building.

‘Ultra Baroque’;

Rococoadjective

Of or relating to the rococo style.

Rococoadjective

Over-elaborate or complicated; opulent.

Rococoadjective

Old-fashioned.

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Rococonoun

A florid style of ornamentation which prevailed in Europe in the latter part of the eighteenth century.

Rococoadjective

Of or pertaining to the style called rococo; like rococo; florid; fantastic.

Rococonoun

fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century

Rococoadjective

having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation;

‘an exquisite gilded rococo mirror’;

Rococo

Rococo (, also US: ), less commonly Roccoco or Late Baroque, is an exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of architecture, art and decoration which combines asymmetry, scrolling curves, gilding, white and pastel colors, sculpted molding, and trompe-l'œil frescoes to create surprise and the illusion of motion and drama. It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement.The Rococo style began in France in the 1730s as a reaction against the more formal and geometric Style Louis XIV. It was known as the style rocaille, or rocaille style.

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