Antoine Watteau

Antoine Watteau

Perspectives on the Artist and the Culture of His Time

Book - 2006
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Sheriff (art history, U. of North Carolina) presents ten essays from scholars of French history, literature, and art discussing the art and context of 18th-century painter Antoine Watteau, known for his fetes galantes and scenes from the theater. Topics explored include the history of writing about the artist across the centuries; how the practice of drawing shaped Watteau's artistic production; how his works respond to his contemporary social and political climate; his relationship to various theatrical institutions; and his influence on contemporaries and modern painters, among other subjects. About 30 of Watteau's drawings and paintings are reproduced in b&w. This book is distributed by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware, c2006
ISBN: 9780874139341
Branch Call Number: SHARED SYSTEM
Characteristics: 201 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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