Nicolas Lancret: Dance Before a Fountain

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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 Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished paintings by Lancret and comparatives by artists such as Antoine Watteau, Francois Boucher, Peter Paul Rubens, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, and Hubert Robert, this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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892368327
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Publication date: 1/31/2006
  • 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

Introduction 1
The Painting 9
The Fete Galante 13
The Artist 22
The Exposition of Young Painters 35
Lancret's Paris 46
The Setting of the Painting 52
The Dance and the Dancers 69
The Variant 77
The Provenance 82
A Note on the Study and Treatment of Nicolas Lancret's Dance Before a Fountain 95
Notes 109
Index 123
Acknowledgments 129
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