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Jean-Antoine Watteau

Watteau’s Eloquent Formalism
Painting Perceptions

John Goodrich visits Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection and shares his observations about Watteau’s striking formalism. Goodrich writes: “Superficially, Watteau is all fanciful froth – charming subject matter, feathery modeling, a light, darting touch. But what distinguishes Watteau are his extraordinary and comprehensive intuitions about formal rhythms — in this case, […]

Watteau’s Soldiers @ the Frick Collection

In Watteau’s world, more than in any other painter’s, figure to canvas is as actor to stage.