Watteau: Hidden Lives of Works of Art (Enhanced DVD)
Antoine Watteau is the artist credited for creating the fête galante style of painting. Watteau received acclaim in his lifetime. However, it is quite interesting to note that all the important works of Antoine Watteau’s are steeped in mystery and there is no authentic information available about their origin, meaning and provenances. There are certain questions which are still unanswered. Should his journey to Cythera be taken as a departure or arrival? Another question which is striking is whether the feeling of melancholy which surrounds Antoine's subjects related to his time period or it should be taken as an adverse effect of today's modern outlook? These striking questions are all laced up into the master lineage of Rococo. To answer these questions, the Louvre launched its Watteau Study Days explored here in this brilliant film. Viewers get an insight into the 48-hour time period in which the removal of integral works from the frames and the wall to pro A part of the series Hidden Lives of Works of Art.
(52 minutes) ISBN: 978-0-81608-929-1 Copy Right Date: 2012 CC