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Bath of Rococo 

Painting

Camilla Winterton

My series of paintings are inspired by the lustful Rococo art period that placed great emphasis on ‘perfection’ within all aspects of society. 

I have abstracted the works of several significant Rococo artists, mimicking their elegance and levity with abstract and gestural brushstrokes. When conjoined, the paintings allow the viewer to experience the same sentiments as those of the original work. However, by removing the religious and social narratives from the paintings, my reinterpreted images, immerse the audience in a blissful, pastel colour palette, diverging from the normalities of realism that typified the 18th century.