After the death of Louis XIV, the French court moved from Versailles back to their old Parisian mansions, redecorating their homes using softer designs and more modest materials than that of the King’s grand baroque style. Instead of surrounding themselves with precious metals and rich colors, the French aristocracy now lived in intimate interiors made with stucco adornments, boiserie, and mirrored glass. This new style is characterized by its asymmetry, graceful curves, elegance, and the delightful new paintings of daily life and courtly love, which decorated the walls within these spaces. Jean Antoine Watteau was regarded as the father of this new style of painting. He and other artists that drew rococo art focused on scenes of everyday life in the European society. This appreciation of life in general reflected an era of elite wealth, power, and enjoyment of life in its pure state.