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Watteau, Antoine 1684-1721

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Works: 1,515 works in 2,994 publications in 6 languages and 31,193 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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Most widely held works about Antoine Watteau
 
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Most widely held works by Antoine Watteau
Watteau, 1684-1721 by Margaret Morgan Grasselli( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watteau : a lady at her toilet by Donald Posner( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watteau, an artist of the eighteenth century by Marianne Roland Michel( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and French and held by 572 WorldCat member 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 302 WorldCat member 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 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watteau : the drawings by Pierre Rosenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member 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
Imaginary portraits by Walter Pater( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antoine Watteau, 1684-1721 by Helmut Börsch-Supan( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member 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 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watteau : drawings in the British Museum by P. H Hulton( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antoine Watteau, 1684-1721 : catalogue raisonné des dessins by Pierre Rosenberg( Book )

19 editions published in 1996 in French and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné
Watteau's universe by René Huyghe( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tout l'oeuvre peint de Watteau by Antoine Watteau( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete paintings of Watteau by Antoine Watteau( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watteau by Antoine Watteau( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member 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 109 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the life, works and times of Antoine Watteau, the greatest painter of 18th century France
Watteau by René Huyghe( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watteau by Renaud Temperini( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in French and Italian and held by 96 WorldCat member 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
Embarkation for Cythera by Hélène Adhémar( Book )

4 editions published between 1947 and 1948 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Watteau, music, and theater
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

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

Wateau.

Wateau, .. 1684-1721

Wateau, Antoine

Wateau, Antonius 1684-1721

Wateau, Jean Antoine

Wateau, Jean Antoine 1684-1721

Wattau, Jean-Antoine

Wattaux, Jean-Antoine

Watteau.

Watteau 1684-1721

Watteau, A. 1684-1721

Watteau, A. (Antoine), 1684-1721

Watteau, Ant 1684-1721

Watteau, Ant. (Antoine), 1684-1721

Watteau, Antoine

Watteau, Antoine 1684-1721

Watteau, Antoine de 1684-1721

Watteau, Antone 1684-1721

Watteau, Jean A. 1684-1721

Watteau , Jean-Antoine

Watteau Jean-Antoine 1684-1721

Watteaux, Jean-Antoine

Watteax, Jean-Antoine

Watto, Antuan 1684-1721

Αντουάν Βαττώ Γάλλος ζωγράφος

Антоан Вато

Антуан Вато

Антуан Ватто

Антуан Ватто французский живописец и рисовальщик

Ватто, Антуан

Ватто, Антуан 1684-1721

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Languages
English (233)

French (120)

German (21)

Italian (19)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)

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Antoine Watteau : perspectives on the artist and the culture of his timeWatteau : the drawingsAntoine Watteau, 1684-1721Antoine's alphabet : Watteau and his worldWatteau and the cultural politics of eighteenth-century FranceWatteau and his world : French drawing from 1700 to 1750