The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard : Masterpieces of French Genre Painting

The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard : Masterpieces of French Genre Painting

By: Conisbee, Philip

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This inviting book offers the first comprehensive survey of French genre painting of the eighteenth century, from Watteau's fetes galantes to Boilly's paintings of modern Parisian life. Showcasing 113 works, the book illustrates the variety and the vitality of genre painting throughout the period. Leading English, German, French, and American scholars shed light on the development of genre painting, its interpretation, its collectors, and its enormous appeal. Here are gathered together masterpieces by such eminent artists as Watteau, Lancret, de Troy, Chardin, Boucher, Greuze, Fragonard, Robert, and Boilly. The wide range of their featured works encompasses military scenes, theatrical subjects, hunt pictures, pastorals, domestic life, moral pictures, fishwife subjects, paintings for the boudoir, and panoramas of the Enlightenment in landscapes and townscapes. Each work is thoroughly catalogued, and an appendix lists all genre paintings shown in the eighteenth-century Salons.

Title: The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard : Masterpieces of French Genre Painting

Author Name: Conisbee, Philip

Categories: Art,

Publisher: Yale University Press: January 2004

ISBN Number: 088884767X

ISBN Number 13: 9780888847676

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 21099