Bailey, Colin B., Conisbee, Philip, Gaehtgens, Thomas W.
Title The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting
Book Condition Used - Good
Edition y First edition
Publisher Yale University Press 2003-08-11 00:00:00.000
0300099460 / 9780300099461
Seller ID Z1-B-012-00709
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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.