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Antoine Watteau's 'Pilgrimage To Cythera'

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Most Valuable Artists Award 1715-1750 Antoine Watteau Watteau was revolutionary for his time because of the breakthrough of having his Pilgrimage to Cythera, 1717, accepted as his entry into The French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture and only by creating a subcategory called fete gallant, meaning amorous festival, to accept Watteau as a student. His work was recognized by the Rubenistes as having the most important elements, use of coloristic balance and style of subjects, of early Rococo style depicting the amusements of outdoor activities that the high society French aristocrats enjoyed. Watteau's figures were elegantly posed, relaxed, and full of softness with relation to the lush landscape; it all comes together in a dream-like…show more content…
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