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Jean-Antoine Watteau View through the trees in the Park of Pierre Crozat oil painting


View through the trees in the Park of Pierre Crozat
Painting ID::  462
Jean-Antoine Watteau
View through the trees in the Park of Pierre Crozat
1714-16 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

   
   
     

Jean-Antoine Watteau The Music Party oil painting


The Music Party
Painting ID::  466
Jean-Antoine Watteau
The Music Party
1716 Wallace Collection, London

   
   
     

Jean-Antoine Watteau Pilgrimage to Cythera oil painting


Pilgrimage to Cythera
Painting ID::  468
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Pilgrimage to Cythera
1718 Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany

   
   
     

Jean-Antoine Watteau Actors from a French Theatre (Detail) oil painting


Actors from a French Theatre (Detail)
Painting ID::  471
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Actors from a French Theatre (Detail)
1712 The Hermitage, St.Petersburg

   
   
     

Jean-Antoine Watteau The Music Lesson oil painting


The Music Lesson
Painting ID::  473
Jean-Antoine Watteau
The Music Lesson
1717 Wallace Collection, London

   
   
     

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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

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