Jean-Antoine Watteau

Jean-Antoine Watteau

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    Jean-Antoine Watteau (UK: /ˈwɒtoʊ/, US: /wɒˈtoʊ/,French: [ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan vato]; baptised October 10, 1684 – died July 18, 1721)[4] was a French painter and draughtsman 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. Watteau is credited with inventing the genre of fêtes galantes, scenes of bucolic and idyllic charm, suffused with a theatrical air. Some of his best known subjects were drawn from the world of Italian comedy and ballet.

    Born: October 10, 1684; Valenciennes, France  Places are defined in terms of modern geography.     Died: July 18, 1721; Nogent-sur-Marne, France  Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
  • Active Years: 1707 - 1721.    Nationality: French     Art Movement: Rococo     Genre: pastorale     Field: painting, architecture     Influenced on: J.M.W. Turner, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse

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    • Diana at her Bath  •  1715-1716
    • The Lesson of Love •  1716
    • The Embarkation for Cythera  •  1717
    • Pilgrimage on the Isle of Cythera  •  1718
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