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Antoine Watteau: Masters of French Art_Helmut Borsch-Supan_9783848005543_Ullmann PublishingSKU: 9783848005543 Supplier: Ullmann Publishing
Author: Helmut Borsch-Supan
Format: Hardback | 140 pages
Dimensions: 216 x 253 x 15.24mm | 635.03g
Publication date: 15 Nov 2013
A French rococo artist whose charming and graceful paintings show his interest in theater and ballet, Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) is probably best known for his fetes galantes. These romantic and idealized scenes depict elaborately costumed ladies and gentlemen at play in fanciful outdoor settings. In this volume, numerous large-sized illustrations showcase the artist's oeuvre; authoritative texts illustrate the decisive stages in the artist's life and in the development of his work, explaining their significance in the context of his time and for the following generations of artists.