Antoine Watteau, one of the most mysterious painters who ever lived, is the inspiration for this delightful investigation of the tangled relationship between art and life. Weaving together historical fact and personal reflections.
Antoine Watteau, one of the most mysterious painters who ever lived, is the inspiration for this delightful investigation of the tangled relationship between art and life.
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For the most part, the paintings are reproduced well but some of them are too dark. Not all of this is the fault of the publisher. Some of Watteau’s paintings ( The Village Bride comes to mind) simply have not done well after three centuries and are in bad condition. Despite this problem, this is an excellent book and offers a sharp and concise introduction to Watteau.
Antoine Watteau’s most popular book is Le neveu de Rameau. Watteau by. Antoine Watteau, Federico Zeri.
Living only thirty-six years, Watteau nonetheless rose from an obscure provincial background to achieve fame in the French . Many of the models were Watteau’s own friends: Parisian actors and musicians he often drew. His drawing ability remains spectacular.
He clearly had a genuine love of music. His drawings of those playing and listening offer uncanny portraits of the way it can heighten emotions. Equally, the play of light he orchestrates on fine fabrics, on children’s skin or on various elements of his landscapes, provides a startling anticipation of the Impressionists. But even more startling is his modernity.
Jean-Antoine Watteau (UK: /ˈwɒtoʊ/, US: /wɒˈtoʊ/, French: ; baptised October 10, 1684 – died July 18, 1721), commonly referred to as Antoine Watteau, was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour . .
Jean-Antoine Watteau (UK: /ˈwɒtoʊ/, US: /wɒˈtoʊ/, French: ; baptised October 10, 1684 – died July 18, 1721), commonly referred to as Antoine Watteau, was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement, as seen in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens. He revitalized the waning Baroque style, shifting it to the less severe, more naturalistic, less formally classical, Rococo.
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