'Rococo' originally was a term of insult, invented by a student of the Neo-Classical artist Jacque-Louis David. It described art which was as florid and busy as the shells and rocks used to line the walls of grottos. It was synonymous with feminized erotic titillation. Yeah, so?
The term is now used without being quite so judgmental.
François Boucher — The Triumph of Venus — 1740
Triumph of Venus — detail
François Boucher — a study of Putti in Clouds
Since he's gotta have 'em in there, Boucher's putti are nice enough. But, to me, the concept of putti is off-putting (yeah, my idea of a pun). I can just imagine them whizzing around through the air, um, whizzing yellow rain, making them as bad or worse than pigeons.