REGENCY UNDER PHILIP II OF ORLEANS (1715-23)

 

Rococo established by 1720

 

Extreme importance given to ornament

Baroque identity not separated from public, representative

 

Philip II of Orleans

liberal, Sorbonne tuition free, opened royal library to public

against censorship

(astheist)

liked holding orgies on religious holidays

acted in plays by Moliere and Racine composed music for an opera

theatre since Richelieu, opera under Jean-Baptiste Lully

 

Palais Royal (built for Richelieu by Lemercier, bequeathed it to Royal family, young Louis XIV lived there.)

neo-classical facade

baroque courtyard  by Lemercier has neo-classical screen by Constant d’Ivry

theatre since Richelieu, opera under Jean-Baptiste Lully

today’s famous colonnades by Victor Louis under Louis Philip II Egalité, neo-classical

gathering place (Mozart)