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Antione Watteau 1684-1721

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Le roi de Rococo
 
Best known for his fêtes galantes such as the famous Pèlerinage à l’île de Cythère, Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) was a major proponent in the revival of the Baroque style and the formation of the Rococo movement. Watteau was inspired by the theater and in particular the commedia dell’arte, hence elaborately costumed actors, dancers, and musicians were recurrent subjects; he was also fond of bucolic scenes and portraiture. Infused with romance, drama, and joie de vivre, Watteau’s paintings depict a idyllic world of pleasure and entertainment.
 
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

Synopsis:

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Antoine Watteau (1684–1721) produced some of the most seductive drawings in Western art. This book, published to accompany an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, reproduces his finest examples, revealing the delicacy and freedom of execution that so impressed early commentators and had such a profound effect on subsequent generations of artists, notably François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. 

Well-known art historians Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat examine these masterly studies, focusing on the artist\'s development as a draftsman, the techniques that he perfected, and the fascinating role that drawing played in his work. The illustrations, which include recently discovered works, are superbly reproduced.

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About the Author

'Louis-Antoine Prat is a curator in the Department of Graphic Arts in the Musée du Louvre, Paris. Pierre Rosenberg is an art historian. He was director of the Musée du Louvre from 1994 to 2001. They are coauthors of the catalogues raisonnés of the drawings of Watteau, David, and Poussin.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822853184
Author:
Lauterbach, Iris
Publisher:
Taschen
Author:
Rosenberg, Pierre
Author:
Prat, Louis-Antoine
Author:
Lauterbach, Dr Iris
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
History - Baroque & Rococo
Subject:
European
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Basic Art
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrations, unspecified
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.63 x 10.63 in

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Antoine Watteau (1684–1721) produced some of the most seductive drawings in Western art. This book, published to accompany an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, reproduces his finest examples, revealing the delicacy and freedom of execution that so impressed early commentators and had such a profound effect on subsequent generations of artists, notably François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. 

Well-known art historians Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat examine these masterly studies, focusing on the artist\'s development as a draftsman, the techniques that he perfected, and the fascinating role that drawing played in his work. The illustrations, which include recently discovered works, are superbly reproduced.

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