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The Embarkation for Cythera

1717

Why is it canonical?

Watteau was one of the earliest French painters to produce work during what would come to be known as the Rococo period. More work became available for the marketplace, especially that constituted by wealthy aristocracy adorning their homes in Paris. Gatherings at these homes were a regular highlight and paintings such as these provided conversation pieces.

Locations

France

Periods

Rococo

Media

Painting Oil

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Jean-Antoine Watteau, The Embarkation for Cythera

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