Networks and influence around Antoine Watteau
On 6 and 7 November 2021, the international colloquium “Watteau’s Universe”, based on an idea by Lionel Sauvage, was held in Paris, organised by Axel Moulinier and Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale.
These two days of lectures at the Petit-Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris were intended to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of Antoine Watteau (1684-1721).
This book contains the twenty-five papers of the participants, in their original language, richly illustrated, around four themes: his youth, his artistic entourage, the implication of his work in a broad cultural context, and his posterity. The iconography gives pride of place to unpublished or recently rediscovered works.
These papers shed new or different light either on the career of the Valenciennes artist or on those of the members of his entourage. In so doing, they raise new hypotheses, open up new avenues of reflection and contribute to a better understanding of one of the most enigmatic artists of 18th century France.
This book is available at the Librairie du Louvre stand during the exhibition