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List of famous Rococo paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Rococo period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Rococo paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Rococo period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

This list is made up of a variety of artwork, including The Embarkation for Cythera and The Education of Achilles.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Rococo paintings?” and “What are examples of Rococo paintings?”
The Embarkation for Cythera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rococo Paintings
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The Embarkation for Cythera is a painting by the French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau. It is also known as "Voyage to Cythera" and "Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera". Watteau submitted this work to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture as his reception piece in 1717. The painting is now in the ...more

Artist: Jean-Antoine Watteau

Subject: Fête galante

Genres (Art): Genre art

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Rococo

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Hercules and Omphale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rococo Paintings
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"Hercules and Omphale" (1724) is a painting by French artist Franois Lemoyne. ...more

Artist: François Lemoyne

Subject: Omphale, Heracles, Hercules

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Rococo

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Narcisse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rococo Paintings
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"Narcisse" (1728) is a painting by French artist Franois Lemoyne. ...more

Artist: François Lemoyne

Subject: Narcissus

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Rococo

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Study of Hands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rococo Paintings
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Study of Hands


Study of Hands (c. 1715) is a painting by French artist Nicolas de Largillière. ...more

Artist: Nicolas de Largillière

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Rococo