Watteau - translation to french
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Watteau - translation to french

FRENCH PAINTER (1684-1721)
Embarkment to Cythera; Antony Watteau; Jean Antoine Watteau; Watteau, Jean Antoine; Eugene Watteau; Watteau; Jean-Antoine Watteau
  • ''Pleasures of Love'' (1718–1719)
  • ''Seated Woman'' (1716/1717), drawing by Watteau
  • ''The Feast (or Festival) of Love'' (1718–1719)

Watteau      
Watteau, family name
Antoine Watteau         
Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), French painter known for his Rococo style

Definition

Watteau
·add. ·adj Having the appearance of that which is seen in pictures by Antoine Watteau, a French painter of the eighteenth century;
- said ·esp. of women's garments; as, a Watteau bodice.

Wikipedia

Antoine Watteau

Jean-Antoine Watteau (UK: , US: , French: [ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan vato]; baptised October 10, 1684 – died July 18, 1721) 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.

Examples of use of Watteau
1. Le peintre rococo Antoine Watteau inspire «Ce que mes yeux ont vu», nouvelle enquęte picturale.
2. Depuis 1''6, seuls une douzaine de Watteau sont passés en vente publique, selon le site Artprice.
3. Cette découverte est d‘autant plus importante que les śuvres de Watteau, mort d‘une probable tuberculose ŕ l‘âge de 37 ans, ne sont pas légion. «C‘est un tableau incroyablement rare, non seulement parce qu‘il subsiste peu de Watteau, mais parce que 50% d‘entre eux sont dans un triste état», explique Nicholas Hall.
4. Les deux tableaux ont été achetés ŕ Watteau par Nicolas Henin, un conseiller du roi Louis XV, et proche du peintre.
5. Des chefs–dśuvre de Watteau, de Chardin, de Lorrain ou de Poussin au temps de Louis XIV, mais aussi de Boucher ou de Fragonard figurent en vedette de lexposition.