10 - Group A Rococo 16.3: 16.4: Return from Cythera -...

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Group A – Rococo 16.3: 16.4: Return from Cythera - Antoine Watteau The idea is to provide pleasure. Antoine painted this painting three times. Cytheria is the island of love. It is supposed to represent “the idea of love.” They are all dressed elogantly, acting out, and whispering in each other ears. It also expresses a moment of renunciation and farewell. The people in the painting are returning from Cythera (where it is said Venus, the god of love was born,) and are longing to go back to that ideal lovely place. This is emphasized by the fall colors in the painting and the late afternoon light. 16.5: Francois Boucher- Diana Leaving the Bath Diana is the Goddess of the Hunt (notice the arrows, bows, and game by her) She also has the following: golden cresent (reference with the connection the moon). It is supposed to represent Loui XIV. Boucher was influenced by Rubens and painted these women large and fleshy with a trace of eroticism in the painting. 16.6: Jean Honore Fragonard - Love Letters Notice cupid and Venus. Used the landscape to heighten the romantic mood and was just as erotic as Boucher even though his subjects were usually fully clothed. 16.7:
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10 - Group A Rococo 16.3: 16.4: Return from Cythera -...

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