Jean Antoine Watteau - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Jean Antoine Watteau

Style: Rococo

Place: Valenciennes

Born: 1684

Death: 1721

Nationality: France


Jean-Antoine Watteau (French pronunciation: ​[ʒan‿ɑ̃twan wato] October 10, 1684 – July 18, 1721) was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement (in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens). He revitalized the waning Baroque style, and indeed moved it to the less severe, more naturalistic, less formally...