The artist remains relatively little known in Germany, despite being a favourite of Frederick the Great who owned a version of Pilgrimage to Cythera, now on display in the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin. This version differs from the ones on display in the Louvre or Städel Museum. The latter is the core of the exhibition, surrounded by fifty drawings from German, Dutch and French collections.
Everything has been said about Watteau: that he instigated the Rococo movement, took up from the Rubenists, embodied the spirit of the Regency and even inspired the later Impressionists! This could partly be explained the fuzzy sadness of yet a light and gracious line. Join his “courtship parties”, contrasted by the works of other artists such as François Boucher, Nicolas Lancret or Jean-Honoré Fragonard, all inspired by Watteau. The epitome of grace.
60596 Frankfurt am Main
From 19 October 2016 to 15 January 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday