Gobelins (French Renaissance-Baroque decorative arts style)

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Scope note
Refers to the style of French tapestries, ceramics, pietra dura, and other decorative arts produced at Gobelins manufactory. It is best identified with works produced between the late 17th century and the late 18th century. In tapestries, the style is characterized by Classical Baroque and Rococo designs rendered with details that simulate the effects of oil painting. In ceramics and other arts, it is characterized by sumptuous materials and detail that were in favor at the French court.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024