Fête galante (Watteau painting)  

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Fêtes galantes (disambiguation)

Fête galante[1] (c. 1717, The Festival of Love) is a painting by French artist Antoine Watteau (1684–1721). It is currently in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister.

The term "fête galante" supposedly comes from the title of this painting. The painting is also known as Plaisirs d'amour (The Pleasures of Love).

It features the same statue of Venus as in his more famous painting Embarkation for Cythera.

When Watteau was accepted into the royal Academy in 1717, his official title was "Maître des fêtes galantes" — a position that had not previously existed.



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