The Antique Mile is a group of local antique, vintage and home decor shops located on North 4th Street in Albuquerque's quaint Village of Los Ranchos.
These shops specialize in different antiques, eras, collections & products.
Their staffs are friendly, helpful experts in home decor and design, lighting and porcelain repair, faux and decorative painting, and more. Be certain to ask for their expert advice and take advantage of their varied services.
The Antique Mile is a popular destination with some of the best local shops in close proximity to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rococo, aka Baroque Antiques

 Rococo (less commonly roccoco; pronounced /rəˈkoʊkoʊ/, /roʊkəˈkoʊ/), also referred to as "Late Baroque", is an 18th-century artistic movement and style, which affected several aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music andtheatre. The Rococo developed in the early part of the 18th century in Paris, France as a reaction against the grandeur, symmetry and strict regulations of the Baroque, especially that of the Palace of Versailles.[1] In such a way, Rococo artists opted for a more jocular, florid and graceful approach to Baroque art and architecture. Rococo art and architecture in such a way was ornate and made strong usage of creamy, pastel-like colours, asymmetrical designs, curves and gold. Unlike the more politically focused Baroque, the Rococo had more playful and often witty artistic themes. With regards to interior decoration, Rococo rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. The Rococo additionally played an important role in theatre. In the book The Rococo, it is written that there was no other culture which "has produced a wittier, more elegant, and teasing dialogue full of elusive and camouflaging language and gestures, refined feelings and subtle criticism" than Rococo theatre, especially that of France
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