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Podcast Episode 26: The Pilgrimage to Cythera by Jean-Antoine Watteau

Season Six is here! To kick things off, I am diving into the romantic and frilly Rococo period with The Pilgrimage of Cythera by Jean Antoine Watteau. You can listen here or download onto your favorite podcast platform. If you like the episode, please give a rate and review!


The Pilgrimage to Cythera, 1717

Jean-Antoine Watteau

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Charles Le Brun

(Leader of the French Royal Academy)

Nicolas de Largillière, 1683-86

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Louis XIV

Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1701

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Louis XV

Maurice Quentin de La Tour, 1748

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Palace of Versailles

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Jean-Antoine Watteau

Rosalba Carriera, 1721

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Marie de Medici Cycle by Peter Paul Rubens

(Now in the Louvre)

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Mezzetino, 1717-20

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Pierrot, 1718-19

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The Robber of the Sparrow’s Nest, 1712

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Sources


https://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/pilgrimage-cythera


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Embarkation_for_Cythera


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZlH2JswO3Q


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%AAte_galante


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acad%C3%A9mie_royale_de_peinture_et_de_sculpture


http://en.chateauversailles.fr/discover/history/great-characters/charles-brun


https://www.britannica.com/event/ancien-regime


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XV


https://news.artnet.com/market/a-brief-history-of-rococo-art-32790


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Watteau


https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/watt/hd_watt.htm



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