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Jean-Antoine Watteau

Jean-Antoine Watteau Seated Persian oil painting on canvas
Seated Persian
Painting ID::  39926
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Jean-Antoine Watteau Seated Persian oil painting on canvas



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  Jean-Antoine Watteau
  1684-1721 Antoine Watteau Art Locations He is best known for his invention of a new genre, the fete galante, a small easel painting in which elegant people are depicted in conversation or music-making in a secluded parkland setting (see under FETE CHAMPETRE). His particular originality lies in the generally restrained nature of the amorous exchanges of his characters, which are conveyed as much by glance as by gesture, and in his mingling of figures in contemporary dress with others in theatrical costume, thus blurring references to both time and place. Watteau work was widely collected during his lifetime and influenced a number of other painters in the decades following his death, especially in France and England. His drawings were particularly admired. Documented facts about Watteau life are notoriously few, though several friends wrote about him after his death (see Champion). Of over two hundred paintings generally accepted as his work
  Seated Persian
  mk155 1715 Red Chalk and pierre noire on parchment 30x19cm

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