The term “baroque” is derived from the Portuguese term “barroco” which means a “misshapen pearl” as it was thought that the baroque period was similar to the Renaissance, but not as perfect as the Renaissance, a sort of wonky replica of sorts. The term “rococo” is derived from the French term “rocaille” (pronounced “rock-eye”) which means “shell work” and the term “barroco” which once again means “misshapen pearl” in Portuguese. Rococo implies an art form which is shapeless and overloaded, and t...
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