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


Actors from a French Theatre (Detail)
1712 The Hermitage, St.Petersburg
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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
Actors from a French Theatre (Detail)
1712 The Hermitage, St.Petersburg

Related Paintings to Jean-Antoine Watteau :.
| Rombouts, Theodoor-Jugadores de naipes-100 cm x 223 cm | Claesz., Pieter -- Stilleven met kalkoenpastei, 1627 | Francesco Zugno--Nobility Presenting an Infant to Venice | Eugene Cuvelier - Ferme du Parc de Courances | Sir Thomas Lawrence085 | | The Vladimirka | Die Schule der Arbeit | Portrait of the Princess Albert de Broglie | woman at tbe piano | marie serre |


        

 

 

 

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