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Jean-Antoine Watteau, (1684-1721) is the most important of 18 th-century French rococo period is also one of the most influential painter. He drew a lot of comedy works, but also developed a strong philosophical love, and they all background foil. Was born on October 10, 1684, border method than the original of Flanders valenciennes, is a son of rural craftsmen burn brick kiln feed. Him to Paris in 1702, initially as an apprentice in a HuaDian, for interest is not high copying some employers who have strong market classical works of Italy, the Netherlands. Later, in the stage of quick (Claude Gillot, 1673-1722) of the studio as assistant, which made him the interest in the theatre.
Let more - Anthony China (Jean - Antoine Watteau, 1684-1721) is the most important of 18 th-century French rococo period is also one of the most influential painter. He drew a lot of comedy works, but also developed a strong philosophical love, and they all background foil.
Jean-Antoine Watteau was born on October 10, 1684 more than the boundary between the original of Flanders valenciennes, is a son of rural craftsmen burn brick kiln feed. Him to Paris in 1702, initially as an apprentice in a HuaDian, for interest is not high copying some employers who have strong market classical works of Italy, the Netherlands. Later, in the stage of quick (Claude Gillot, 1673-1722) of the studio as assistant, which made him the interest in the theatre.
In 1708, China and from decorative painter oda lang III (Claude Auderan III, 1658-1734), and carefully studied the color of the 17th century baroque painting masters Rubens skills, reuben
And the influence of other 17th century Dutch artist, brought his art into a new period. L709 years, held his first time to attend the royal college of Rome prize drawing contest, but is not man for the job. This made him very eager to return home to work hard. Return to Paris in 1710, with two years to complete his most important works of the boat sent west moss island ". His oil painting in the width is about two meters, the method, the island of love in the meaning of the two countries folklore, drift are portrayed as a nothing, can only dream of.
In 1712, he was absorbed for the French academy of fine arts graduate trainee. He also made many Italian comedy feeling, fully excavate the connotation of some famous role. From 1710 to 1710, 3 in which he has painted the same works titled "boat hair moss island", this is his name, and then draw is accepted as member of the royal college of art in France. In nearly 10 years, China painting desperately trying to sell off, subjects are mostly drama actor and Wan ku's heirs sentimental life, gentle tone, image, known as "romantic" by people. Due to the overworked, his health damage, pulmonary diseases finally.
More than 1719 years in London, and prescribed to recuperate in Italy, returned to Paris in 1720. Should he deals in works of art dealers and collectors, art (1695-1750) Gersaint, request, with eight days to finish his final masterpiece "hot, art HuaDian". The painting high 163 cm, 308 cm wide, vividly the face of 18th century Paris HuaDian and peers have paintings of choose and buy.
"Hunters", was also more mature work late. It showed a group of young noble men and women in the forest grassland upstream a scene, the music composition and send the boat west moss island is approximate. The use of trees form is similar to that of the mural on the stage, and the characters in a row to decorate on the mesa of similar outlook, and a bright sky in the background, more has been repeated in many works in China. But there is no denying that in the bushes, fashion and elegant character posture, watt does change his extraordinary performance skills.
On July 18, 1721, more than China in lung disease relapse, haemoptysis, more than in the maas river from the city, died in his studio, only lived in 37 years. He left a large number of sketch, literary sketch and sketch, is a very valuable asset. In these drawings, he brilliantly captures moments of action and expression: secretly glance look in the eyes, alluringly hoity-toity, casual gestures, dance, pretentious salute... Various fleeting vivid form, have been a painter keen eye and adept skills to capture. These are called "the image of various precious picture album, is drawing art history forward generation master never reached a new milestone, great influence on later impressionist sketching techniques.
More than China's masterpiece "the garden of love", "wayward women", "the Italian comedian", "hot coulson HuaDian", "boat hair moss island" and so on.
Work content
"Boat hair moss island" to describe a group of noble men and women, dream dream of a carefree love paradise. Painting in the golden sunlight shine, the aristocratic couples waiting in turn on the barge speckled with flowers. They are can't wait.
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Work was taken from a comedy "three sisters", during the intervals. China many trails in painting competition in Rome at the time, even hard to maintain their livelihood, unfortunately the lung disease, due to the so-called poverty and hunger, desperate situation.
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Composition is a full of temptation to dreamland, painted also poetic nature. Although the characters in the picture on the proportion of small, the momentum of the sails, woke up the theme of the painting more points.

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