Art History2 - Antoine Watteau Return from Cythera...

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Antoine Watteau Return from Cythera 1717-1719 • Watteau was known for depicting scenes of outdoor entertainment or amusements of upper-class society • Was the piece for Watteau’s acceptance to the Royal Academy. • Influenced by Rubens style, opposing Poussin’s doctrine of form, proclaiming the natural supremacy of color and color theory as the artists proper guide (word.) Abraham Darby III and Thomas F. Pritchard Iron bridge at Coalbrookdale, England 1776-1779 • Woo hoo industrial revolution. • The Darby family spearheaded the evolution of the iron industry in England. • Echoes the grand arches of roman aqueducts • Becaume an expressive factor in the design of the crystal palace Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin Saying Grace 1740 • Inspired by the gratification to find moral values and the adherence to the taste for more naturalism (as opposed to the extreme luxuriant and ornamental rococo) • Interestingly enough the painting was owned by Louis XV- the epitome of rococo
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course ARTHIST 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Boise State.

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