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Watteau, Antoine 1684-1721

Works: 1,563 works in 3,094 publications in 6 languages and 31,215 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Inventor, Draftsman, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Engraver, Composer
Classifications: ND553.W3, 759.4
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Watteau, 1684-1721 by Margaret Morgan Grasselli( Book )
33 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
73 paintings, 143 drawings, and 8 etchings commemorated the 300th anniversary of the birth of Antoine Watteau. 41 of the paintings including Gilles,The Embarkation for Cythera, and Gersaint's Shopsign were shown in the United States for the first time
Watteau : a lady at her toilet by Donald Posner( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Watteau by René Huyghe( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Watteau, an artist of the eighteenth century by Marianne Roland Michel( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and French and held by 526 libraries worldwide
The languid grace of Watteau's figures, in his drawings and in his paintings, such as Les Plaisirs du bal is the most evident proof of his creative genius. Undoubtedly one of the greatest artists of the eighteenth century, his influence extended far beyond his own short lifetime: he died in 1721 at the age of thirty-seven. His invention of the fete galante, peopled with elegant couples dressed in brilliant clothes, who flirt or stroll through idyllic landscapes, assured his success in his own lifetime, and his exquisite sense of draughtsmanship made his drawings avidly collected. Yet of Watteau the man we know scarcely anything: the accounts of his contemporaries are often vague and circumstantial, however enthusiastic, and our view of him has in the past been coloured by the romantic embellishments of nineteenth-century writers, who by identifying Watteau with his own subject matter made of him a melancholy and unhappy artist. Marianne Roland Michel's book shows the fallacy of such a view, as well as dealing honestly with the problems of his life and work. What emerges is the portrait of an artist of consummate technical skill in drawing, with an independent and original sense of subject, drawn from the theatre and from everyday life. The questions of the chronology of the works themselves, the role of the double copies, and relations between Watteau and contemporary dealers and collectors, are made clear. It is above all Watteau's sheer ability that triumphs above the biographical and technical questions about him, fascinating as they are. The subtlety and vigour of his drawings, particularly those of women, and the fluid and delicate composition of his paintings, such as the Charmes de la vie in London or the Amour au théâtre français in Berlin, or the Fêtes vénitiennes in Edinburgh, make Watteau undoubtedly one of the most brilliant and creative artists ever. -- Inside jacket flap
Watteau, music, and theater by Pierre Rosenberg( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Focusing on both the visual and performing arts, Watteau, Music, and Theater explores the rich connections between painting and theater at a time when Louis XIV had reigned in France for some six decades. Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 16841721) and other early eighteenth-century French artists are central to this time of lush artistry. This volume delves into the fascinating developments in music and theater that took place in Paris after the young Watteau arrived in the vibrant French capital. Framed by an introduction by Pierre Rosenberg de lAcadémie française, Honorary President-Director of the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and a companion essay by Georgia J. Cowart, Watteaus influence on culture and art during this time period is unquestionable. Fifteen major paintings by Watteau and a number of his drawings demonstrate the ways in which the painters vision reflects his involvement with actors, musicians, and the stage. The works discussed range from enchanting single figures to animated assemblages of players from the French and Italian theatrical tradition
Antoine Watteau : perspectives on the artist and the culture of his time ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Watteau : the drawings by Pierre Rosenberg( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 262 libraries worldwide
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 Honore; 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
Antoine Watteau, 1684-1721 by Helmut Börsch-Supan( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 219 libraries worldwide
No other artist made such a mark on 18th-century painting north of the Alps as Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). In a creative phase lasting little more than a decade, he created not the large forceful works artists are often remembered for, but rather small-scale and playful pictures full of quiet charm and gentle wit. He was able to exert artistic influence because, living in a period of upheaval and decline at the end of the era of Louis XIV, he had a presentiment of what was to come: a refinement of the mind and sensory perception, the Enlightenment, and with it new ideas of social justice. The developments that led to the French Revolution at the end of the century are already present in embryo beneath the surface merriment of Watteau's painting
Antoine Watteau by Donald Posner( Book )
14 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Watteau : drawings in the British Museum by P. H Hulton( Book )
8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Antoine Watteau, 1684-1721 : catalogue raisonné des dessins by Pierre Rosenberg( Book )
20 editions published in 1996 in French and Undetermined and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Catalogue raisonné
Watteau's universe by René Huyghe( Book )
7 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in French and English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
L'opera completa di Watteau by Antoine Watteau( Book )
23 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Watteau by Antoine Watteau( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Antoine Watteau, 1684-1721 : le peintre, son temps et sa légende by Antoine Watteau( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in French and English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
The world of Watteau, 1684-1721 by Pierre Schneider( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Surveys the life, works and times of Antoine Watteau, the greatest painter of 18th century France
Embarkation for Cythera by Hélène Adhémar( Book )
4 editions published between 1947 and 1948 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Watteau by Renaud Temperini( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in French and Italian and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Vie et oeuvre d'Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), avec un point sur l'état actuel des recherches le concernant, une sélection d'oeuvres commentées, une biographie et un catalogue de son oeuvre peint
Watteau by Antoine Watteau( Book )
22 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in 5 languages and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Watteau; sa vie, son oeuvre by Hélène Adhémar( Book )
11 editions published in 1950 in French and Undetermined and held by 37 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
A- W- 1684-1721
Antoan Vato
Antoine Watteau
Antoine Watteau fransk maler
Antoine Watteau französischer Maler
Antoine Watteau French painter of the Rococo era
Antoine Watteau livour gall
Antoine Watteau peintre français
Antoine Watteau pintor francés
Antoine Watteau pittore francese
Antuan Vatto
Antuāns Vato
Baтто Жан Антуан
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Jean-Antoine Watteau francia festő
Jean Antoine Watteau Frans kunstschilder
Valto, Autum, 1684-1721
Vateau, Jean-Antoine
Vato, A. (Antuāns), 1684-1721
Vato, Antuāns, 1684-1721
Vato, Žans Antuāns, 1684-1721
Vatteau, Jean-Antoine
Vatto, Antuan.
Vatto, Antuan 1684-1721
W-, A- 1684-1721
Watau 1684-1721
Wataux, Jean-Antoine
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Wateau, Antoine
Wateau, Antonius 1684-1721
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Watteaux, Jean-Antoine
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Watto, Antuan 1684-1721
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Ватто, Антуан 1684-1721
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