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Watteau, Francois Boucher, And Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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The Rococo is an art style that originated in France in the early 1700s in response to the strict, oppressive tone of the baroque. It is characterized by its devotion to frivolous subjects and themes that also included romantic scenes that used the outdoors as its backdrop referred to as “fetes galantes.” It was immensely popular among the French aristocracy and championed the playing up of sensual and natural themes as it pursued a more open approach to art. The most well-known and influential painters of the Rococo movement were Jeane Antoine Watteau, Francois Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. These three were credited with bringing the movement to the forefront of the French art scene and innovating its style. Watteau was important because
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