18th Century

Early eighteenth-century France saw the emergence of Rococo style—an offshoot of the Baroque movement. Also called late baroque, Rococo artwork, architecture, and decor maintained the exuberance and…
Follow the conservation treatment and research of Emblem of Folly, a painting from colonial Cuzco. This is one of ten paintings in the Cuzco School style that were recently gifted to The Met as part…
This short video explores Jean-Honoré Fragonard's iconic 1767 painting The Swing. 
Join curator Mary Morton on a tour of highlights from the exhibition True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1870. Young artists of the late 18th and 19th centuries developed their skills…

In the dynamic world of 18th-century Europe, people, ideas, and artistic styles crossed national boundaries. Filled with masterful, opulent, and at times playful paintings and furnishings, salons…

In the dynamic world of mid-18th-century Europe, people, ideas and artistic styles crossed national boundaries.