Watteau

Author(s): Iris Lauterbach

Art

Le roi de Rococo Best known for his fetes galantes such as the famous Pelerinage a l'ile de Cythere, Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) was a major proponent in the revival of the Baroque style and the formation of the Rococo movement. Watteau was inspired by the theater and in particular the commedia dell'arte, hence elaborately costumed actors, dancers, and musicians were recurrent subjects; he was also fond of bucolic scenes and portraiture. Infused with romance, drama, and joie de vivre, Watteau's paintings depict a idyllic world of pleasure and entertainment. About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

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Iris Lauterbach studied art history and Romance philology and gained her doctorate in 1985. Since 1991 she is at the Research Department of the Zentralinstitut fur Kunstgeschichte in Munich and teaches history of garden architecture at the Technical University Munich. Her primary fields of research include the French 18th century and the history of European garden art from the 16th to the early 19th century.

General Fields

  • : 9783822853184
  • : Taschen America, LLC
  • : Taschen America, LLC
  • : May 2008
  • : 185mm X 230mm X 8mm
  • : Germany
  • : books

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  • : 96
  • : Paperback
  • : Iris Lauterbach