Watteau

NOUN
  1. French painter (1684-1721)
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  • Fragonard and Watteau created frothy paeans to the pleasures of surface, frivolity, and irresponsibility.
  • On behalf of the French painters Watteau , Boucher and Fragonard.
  • Dybwad, being nearer to the Elizabethan time in her daily life, gives us an Elizabethan maiden with a touch of "homeliness"; but Julia Marlowe's, like Ada Rehan's "Rosalind," has something of the artificial character of Watteau. Confessions of a Book-Lover
  • He knew little, even less than Watteau and far less than Boucher and Fragonard, about the myths versified by Ovid and depicted by the flighty polychromatic cloud-scapers of Versailles.
  • Sometimes a point is made almost too fully, as when no fewer than 29 paintings by Giorgio de Chirico detail his borrowings from Raphael, Titian, Guido Reni, Watteau and Fragonard in all their hideosity.
  • The chief characteristic of the musette was a certain rustic Watteau-like grace. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"
  • Watteau was careless in matters of material technique and many of his paintings are in consequence in a poor state of preservation.
  • But Watteau never signed or dated his work, and not a single scrap of documentary evidence in his own hand survives - save, possibly, the word "doublure" "lining" inscribed next to the cape of a male figure in a sketch, which can be seen in the Royal Academy's superb new exhibition. Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • Watteau, and our own Wilson, in his earlier works, painted -- the trim alleys exhibiting all the triumphs of topiarian art -- Rookwood
  • In these ways she becomes a kind of revivification of the spirit of Watteau, who has made perfect, for us all, what is perfect in the classicized ideality of experience. Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets
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