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Watteau

Jean-Antoine . 1684--1721, French painter, esp of fêtes champêtres
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As Froissart studies the Watteau canvases, he sees Luz not only in "La Fete a Venise" but also in several of the real Watteau paintings, including Les Charmes de la vie (126-27).
The exhibit Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National offers drawings from well-known artists such as Boucher, Watteau, Fragonard, Jean-Jacques David as well as an abundance of lesser known artists.
The leather-bound book includes lists and photographs of 78 paintings by prominent artists including the French masters Nicolas de Largillihre, Antoine Watteau and Hyacinthe Rigaud, whose works sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds.
His luminous world is as transient as Watteau's, another Frenchman who presented a difficult era of transition, in an era when nothing seemed visually reliable.
But then you have the three 18th century geniuses: Watteau, Boucher and Fragonard.
Certain theme parties attended by the group became famous, such as the "Bath and Bottle Party," the "Edwardian Party," the "Peter Pan Party " the "Great Urban Dionysias," the "Impersonation Party," the "Watteau Party," and the "Circus Party." There were also treasure hunts all over London, elaborate hoaxes and publicity stunts, and clubs such as the Gargoyle that took on a mythic stature in the years to come.
A RECENTLY rediscovered masterpiece by Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) sold at a world-record auction price for a French Old Master.
ARTWORKS by Goya and Watteau which had been missing for centuries fetched pounds 16million last night.
IT is a tribute to the French painter, Antoine Watteau, that there are more of his works in public collections in London than in Paris: fourteen in London, twelve in Paris.
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These three selections--on composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856) and painters Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) and Paulus Potter (1625-1654)--are simply examples of a talent which developed into the complex fictional chronicles of fashionable life among aristocratic Parisians in the Faubourg St.