Tag Archives: Antoine Watteau

Un florilège

Le Petit Palais, in the heart of Paris has two shows dedicated to 18th century art on now through July 9, 2017. One is Le Baroque des Lumières featuring the best paintings from Parisian churches and the other is De … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 11

Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France Watteau is generally associated with paintings of picnicking aristocrats, but early in his career, he painted a series of military scenes. France was involved in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). … Continue reading

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Les Fêtes galantes

Do I love the museum better than the lunch? Hmm. That’s a tough one. Either way, the musée Jacquemart-André will be on my must-see list for its exhibit De Watteau à Fragonard, les fêtes galantes (duh vahtoe ah frag-on-ar lay fet … Continue reading

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Fête galante

French Rococo painter Antoine Watteau was born on October 10, 1684. He was born in humble, provincial circumstances and lived a short, illness-plagued life, yet his influence on European art was enormous. Watteau invented the fête galante (fet galahnt) or … Continue reading

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