Today's Geo Quiz is all about the curve, because the curve is the essence of Rococo. One city that Rococo radiated out of in the 1750's, and the answer to our Geo Quiz, was Nancy, France.
To learn more about the Rococo art movement during its heyday in Nancy, France, listen to our interview with Sarah Coffin and Ellen Lupton, curators of "Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008", an art exhibition that runs from March 7- July 6 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.
Listen to the interview:
The exhibition explores Rococo style and its continuing revivals up to present, and features furniture such as a Venetian writing desk, decorative arts, prints, drawings and textiles. It examines the forms of this free-spirited 18th century style that continues to inspire 21st century artists.
Writing desk: Venice, Italy, ca 1760. Wood, paint, gilt, bronze. Photo courtesy Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Wall scone: Dale Chihuly (American, b.1941) Blown glass, metal. Photo courtesy of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum