Nicolas Lancret: Dance Before a Fountain

Nicolas Lancret: Dance Before a Fountain

by Mary Holmes, Mark Leonard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0892368322

ISBN-13: 9780892368327

Pub. Date: 01/31/2006

Publisher: Getty Publications

The Getty Museum's painting Dance Before a Fountain by Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743) is a fine example of the fete galante, a category of painting depicting scenes from everyday life, which was created in France during the first half of the eighteenth century. This monograph seeks to familiarize American audiences with Lancret, a master of this genre, who was a revered

Overview

The Getty Museum's painting Dance Before a Fountain by Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743) is a fine example of the fete galante, a category of painting depicting scenes from everyday life, which was created in France during the first half of the eighteenth century. This monograph seeks to familiarize American audiences with Lancret, a master of this genre, who was a revered painter in Paris and a favorite of crowned heads across Europe. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished paintings by Lancret and comparatives by artists such as Antoine Watteau, Francois Boucher, Peter Paul Rubens, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, and Hubert Robert, this fascinating peek into a bygone Parisian era is a treat for the eyes and the intellect alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892368327
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Series:
Getty Museum Studies on Art Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
The Painting9
The Fete Galante13
The Artist22
The Exposition of Young Painters35
Lancret's Paris46
The Setting of the Painting52
The Dance and the Dancers69
The Variant77
The Provenance82
A Note on the Study and Treatment of Nicolas Lancret's Dance Before a Fountain95
Notes109
Index123
Acknowledgments129

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