Nicolas Lancret: Dance Before a Fountain


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In a garden glade before a grand fountain, surrounded by a musical party, an elegant woman in a lustrous white gown dances as part of a foursome, raising her eyes to the viewer as if extending an invitation to the dance. This is the enticing scene in the J. Paul Getty Museum's painting Dance before a Fountain by Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743), an excellent example of the fete galante, a genre that was created and reached the peak of its popularity in France during the first half of the eighteenth century. This monograph seeks ...

Nicolas Lancret: Dance Before a Fountain 2006, J. Paul Getty Trust Publications, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9780892368327

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