Jean-Antoine Watteau

Oct 10, 1684 - Jul 18, 1721

Jean-Antoine Watteau was a French painter and draughtsman whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement, as seen in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens. He revitalized the waning Baroque style, shifting it to the less severe, more naturalistic, less formally classical, Rococo. Watteau is credited with inventing the genre of fêtes galantes, scenes of bucolic and idyllic charm, suffused with a theatrical air. Some of his best known subjects were drawn from the world of Italian comedy and ballet.
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“I create the painting in my mind, color gives me inspiration, passion is very important, so I am looking for radiance, with all my soul.”

Jean-Antoine Watteau
Oct 10, 1684 - Jul 18, 1721
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