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Title Watteau, music, and theater / edited by Katharine Baetjer ; with an introduction by Pierre Rosenberg and an essay by Georgia J. Cowart.

Imprint New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009.


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Description xi, 145 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 24 x 26 cm
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Note Issued in connection with an exhibition held Sept. 22-Nov. 29, 2009, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Some Modest Reflections on Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) by Pierre Rosenberg -- The Musical Theater in Watteau's Paris / Georgia Cowart.
Summary Focusing on both the visual and performing arts, Watteau, Music, and Theater explores the rich connections between painting and theater at a time when Louis XIV had reigned in France for some six decades. Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 16841721) and other early eighteenth-century French artists are central to this time of lush artistry. This volume delves into the fascinating developments in music and theater that took place in Paris after the young Watteau arrived in the vibrant French capital. Framed by an introduction by Pierre Rosenberg de lAcadémie française, Honorary President-Director of the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and a companion essay by Georgia J. Cowart, Watteaus influence on culture and art during this time period is unquestionable. Fifteen major paintings by Watteau and a number of his drawings demonstrate the ways in which the painters vision reflects his involvement with actors, musicians, and the stage. The works discussed range from enchanting single figures to animated assemblages of players from the French and Italian theatrical tradition.
Subject Watteau, Antoine, 1684-1721 -- Exhibitions.
Watteau, Antoine, 1684-1721 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Arts, French -- France -- Paris -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.
Music in art -- Exhibitions.
Theater in art -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Watteau, Antoine, 1684-1721.
Baetjer, Katharine.
Cowart, Georgia.
Other Form: Online version: Watteau, music, and theater. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009 (OCoLC)744609319
ISBN 9781588393357 (the metropolitan museum of art (hc))
1588393356 (the metropolitan museum of art (hc))
9780300155075 (yale university press (hc))
0300155077 (yale university press (hc))

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