Baroque French Classicism and the Rococo 17th to 18th Centuries
Nicolas Poussin, 'Et in Arcadia Ego' 1637-39 Oil on canvas, 185 x 121 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris
"I am here in Arcadia too"
French, Baroque (Learned to paint in Italy)
POUSSIN, Nicolas. Echo and Narcissus 1628-30
Oil on canvas, 74 x 100 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris
Nicolas Poussin, Bacchanal before a Statue of Pan 1631-33
Oil on canvas, 100 x 142,5 cm. National Gallery, London.
|Antoine Watteau. L' Indifferent 1716
Oil on canvas 10''x7'' Located in Louvre, Paris
Louis XIV 1701
Oil on canvas 9'2''x7' Located in Louvre, Paris
Rococo -rocaille- (french for rockwork) semi-precious stones, seashell and mother of pearl are used to make a mosaic ornamentation.
Exists mainly in France and it is a substyle of Baroque
"Mistress and Maid"
theme- c. 440 BC, Athens.
with touches of tempera,
Museum of Fine Art Boston
|Ode on a Grecian Urn
John Keats. 1795-1821
THOU still unravish'd bride of quietness,
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed
Who are these coming to the sacrifice?
O Attic shape! fair attitude! with brede
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Christopher Marlowe c 1600
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
And we will sit upon the rocks,
Seeing the shepherds feeds their flocks,
By shallow rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.
And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kittle
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;
A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold,
With buckles of the purest gold'
A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs:
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me, and be my love.
The shepherd' swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me and be my love.
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)
If all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move
To live with the and be thy love.
Time drives the flocks from field to fold
When rivers rage and rocks grow cold,
And Philomel becometh dumb;
The rest complains of cares to come.
The flowers do fade, and wanton fields
To wayward winter reckoning yields;
A honey tongue, a heart of gall,
Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall.
Thy gowns, the shoes, thy beds of roses,
Thy cap, the kirtle, and thy posies
Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten--
In folly ripe, in reason rotten.
Thy belt of straw and ivy buds,
Thy coral clasps and amber studs,
All these in me no means can move
To come to thee and be thy love.
But could youth last and love still breed,
Had joys no date nor age no need,
Then these delights my mind might move
To live with thee and be thy love.
Jean-Antoine Watteau. Pilgrimage to the Island of Cythera. 1717
oil/canvas 4'3"x6'4" Louvres, Paris
Jean-Antoine Watteau. Pilgrimage to the Island of Cythera.
1717 oil/canvas 4'3"x6'4" Louvres, Paris
Nicolas Poussin Echo and Narcissus 1630
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1732-1806
The Meeting, from Love of the Shepherds
1771-73 o/c 10'x7' New York, Frick Museum
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing 1766
Oil on canvas 35''x32'' Wallace Collection, London
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Bolt c. 1778 Oil on canvas, 73 x 93 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Girl Reclining (Louise O'Murphy)
Oil on canvas, 59,5 x 73,5 cm
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne