Famous Representative Work of Watteau

embarkation for cythere
embarkation for cythere

In this painting to buy, the three sisters were depicted to embark for Cythere with their lovers and seek the heaven scenery and eternal love. The painter divided the characters into several groups.


The foreground was three siblings and their lovers. They were in couples to be ready to leave with their dear lovers. Watteau carefully conceived the plot which men and women sitting in the front extended the audience's attention gradually to the pair of lovers who was getting up, walk slowly and then check out. The whole oil painting for sale formed a flow of time curve, resulting in the contrast between the characters and the peaceful activities silent scenery. For more please visit www.artisoo.com

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