Watteau (disambiguation)

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Watteau is a French surname that may refer to:


People with the surname

Jean-Antoine Watteau French painter of the Rococo era

Jean-Antoine Watteau, better known as Antoine Watteau, was a French painter 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.

François-Louis-Joseph Watteau French painter

François Louis Joseph Watteau, known like his father as the Watteau of Lille, was a French painter, active in his birthplace. He was the son of the painter Louis Joseph Watteau (1731–1798) and grandson of Noël Joseph Watteau (1689–1756) – Noël was the brother of Jean-Antoine Watteau, the painter of "fêtes galantes". From 1808 to his death he was deputy curator of the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, which his father had helped to found.

Louis Joseph Watteau, known as the Watteau of Lille was a French painter active in Lille.

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<i>Watteau in Venice</i>

Watteau in Venice is a novel by French author Philippe Sollers published in 1991 by Editions Gallimard, later translated into English by Alberto Manguel, and then published in 1994 by Charles Scribner's Sons.

Watto fictional character in the Star Wars universe

Watto is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, featured in the films The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. He is computer-generated and is voiced by voice actor Andy Secombe. He is a mean-tempered, greedy Toydarian, and owner of a second-hand goods store in Mos Espa on the planet Tatooine. Among Watto's belongings are the slaves Shmi Skywalker and her son, Anakin. He acquires them after winning a podracing bet with Gardulla the Hutt, and he puts them both to work in his store. Anakin demonstrates an incredible aptitude for equipment repair, and Watto decides to profit from it by having the boy fix various broken equipment in the store. He eventually loses Anakin in a podracing bet with Qui-Gon Jinn when he bets on a competitor, Sebulba, who is defeated by Anakin.

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Rococo 18th-century artistic movement and style

Rococo, less commonly roccoco, or "Late Baroque", is an exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of decoration which combines asymmetry, scrolling curves, gilding, white and pastel colors, sculpted molding, and trompe l'oeil frescoes to create the illusions of surprise, motion and drama. It first appeared in France and Italy in the 1730s and spread to Central Europe in the 1750s and 1760s. It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement.

Jean-Baptiste Pater French painter

Jean-Baptiste Pater was a French rococo painter.

1721 in art

Events from the year 1721 in art.

<i>The Embarkation for Cythera</i> painting by Jean-Antoine Wattea

The Embarkation for Cythera is a painting by the French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau. It is also known as Voyage to Cythera and Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera. Watteau submitted this work to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture as his reception piece in 1717. The painting is now in the Louvre in Paris. A second version of the work, sometimes called Pilgrimage to Cythera to distinguish it, was painted by Watteau about 1718 or 1719 and is in the Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin.

Events from the year 1775 in France.

Events from the year 1823 in France.

Events from the year 1820 in France.

Events from the year 1798 in France.

Events from the year 1788 in France.

Nicolas-Henri Tardieu French engraver

Nicolas-Henri Tardieu, called the "Tardieu the elder", was a prominent French engraver, known for his sensitive reproductions of Antoine Watteau's paintings. He was appointed graveur du roi to King Louis XV of France. His second wife, Marie-Anne Horthemels, came from a family that included engravers and painters. She is known as an engraver in her own right. Nicolas-Henri and Marie-Anne Tardieu had many descendants who were noted artists, most of them engravers.

Pierre-Antoine Quillard French painter

Pierre-Antoine Quillard, was a French portrait painter and engraver who worked in Portugal.

Events from the year 1721 in France.

Events from the year 1696 in France

Events from the year 1770 in France

<i>Actors of the Comédie-Française</i> painting by Antoine Watteau

Coquettes qui pour voir galans au rendez vous, usually referred to in Russian sources as Actors of the Comédie-Française, is an oil on panel painting in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, by French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau, an important artist of the Rococo style. A part of the Crozat collection, the work was acquired by Catherine II of Russia in 1772 and then held among the Russian imperial family collections in the Winter Palace and later in the Gatchina Palace; in 1920, the painting was transitioned in the Winter Palace, where it currently remains as part of the Hermitage Museum permanent exhibition. Throughout its provenance, the work has also been known under a number of various titles before studies of Watteau's drawings in the 20th century established a possible identity.