WATELET WALLPAPERS

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Views Read Edit View history. An expanded version of the essays furnished the basis of Watelet’s unfinished dictionary of the fine arts. Watelet had preceded his essay with his own experiments in gardening on an island in the River Seine that he owned, at Colombes Hauts-de-Seine ; there between and he created a “picturesque setting unique in French gardens at the time it was created,” according to William Howard Adams. The second half of the work was decorated with his illustrative engravings and vignettes, for was a talented etcher: The inspiration for the new sensibility for an atmospheric garden — which a plan of the Moulin Joly shows to have had perfectly straight rides through the woods, [16] is generally credited to the vision of painters in the generation of Watteau , who painted in the now-overgrown gardens laid out in the previous century. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Claude-Henri Watelet.

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Two of them appear to have been performed, one to a select company at Choisy. An expanded version of the essays furnished the basis of Watelet’s unfinished dictionary of the fine arts. Provenance of Rembrandt’s copper plates. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Watelet’s treatise appeared in the same year that Marie Antoinette ‘s gardens round the Petit Trianon began to be remodelled; by two sides of the pavilion looked onto small glades of lawn encircled by sweeps and clumps of trees, and her petit hameau was finished, like a stage set for a pastoralereflecting itself at the far end of a little lake no larger than a village pond.

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Watelet was born in Pariswhere he kept house in the rue Charlot [3] and attended the Monday salons of Mme Geoffrin[4] where he would have seen La Live de Jullywho engraved one of Watelet’s drawings and who, like Watelet, was an early patron of Greuze. The second half of the work was decorated with his illustrative engravings and vignettes, for was a talented etcher: This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat Denis Diderot said that if he had a copy of Watelet’s poem L’Art de peindre he would cut out the illustrations and frame them under glass, and throw the rest in the fire.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The sociable Watelet, who was born and died in Paris, was at wateet center of the French art world of his time. Retrieved from ” https: To indulge his interest in the stage he wrote a number of comedies and short pastoral dramas, listed below. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Claude-Henri Watelet. In the s Jean-Baptiste Oudry had access to the overgrown gardens of the prince de Guise at Arcueil and often brought younger artists to sketch with him in the neglected grounds; Boucher watelft him on several occasions.

The inspiration for the new sensibility for an atmospheric garden — which a plan of the Moulin Joly shows to have had perfectly straight rides through the woods, [16] is generally credited to the vision of painters in the generation of Watteauwho painted in the now-overgrown gardens laid out in the previous century.

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Views Read Edit View history. In the Essai sur les Jardins[13] Watelet’s experience of the Physiocrats informed his bucolic vision of a France that might be able to return to a simple agrarian economy based upon idealized models of the family-owned farm. About this time Watelet embarked on a lifelong affair with the pastellist Marguerite Lecomtea young married woman whom he had been teaching the technique of etching.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Pannabecker, [19] on painting and engravingcontributed to a volume of lives of the successive holders of the post of premier peintre du roi since Charles Le Brun and worked on a projected Dictionaire des beaux-arts ; increasing feebleness and exhaustion overcame his efforts, and the work was completed and published after his death.

Claude-Henri Watelet

Brazillerpp ff. In Greuze’s portrait illustrated aboveWatelet is shown with calipers in hand and a bronze reduction of the Venus de’ Medici on his bureau platas if in the process of determining the secret of perfect proportions of the female body. Watelet had preceded his essay with his own experiments in gardening on an island in the River Seine that he owned, at Colombes Hauts-de-Seine ; there between and he created a “picturesque setting unique in French gardens at the time it was created,” according to William Howard Adams.

Watelin’s inspiration may have come in part through his friend Boucher.