RococoPaintings You Should Know AboutL’IndifférentANTOINE WATTEAU
Rubenisme vs. Poussinisme• Rubenisme- natural supremacy of color and the coloristic style should be used as the artist’s guide (Watteau)• Poussinisme- form is the most important element in
Art in Arcadia Ego Poussin Pays attention to structure and is about an intellectual subjectArrival of Marie de Medici atMarseilles RubensAbout movement and makingsure it appeals to emotions
Return From Cythera• Antoine Watteau 1717-1719• Rubenisme• Cythera is the birthplace of Venus; they are celebrating love• Flowing, diagonal, looping feel with difficult movement and poise portrayals of figures• Darker up front and lighter in back
Cupid a Captive• François Boucher 1754• Took after Watteau• Mythological subjects• Love and “erotic frivolity”• Based on Baroque diagonals and curves, but made it delicate
The Swing• Jean-Honoré Fragonard 1766• Sensual• Cupid is warning against frivolity, but the woman kicks her shoe off at it• Man in the corner is the patron
Grace at Table• Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin 1740• Natural• Lessons• Ordinary people, especially mothers and children• Simplicity• Back to light to dark
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