Was there ever a more romantic time than our own, or a people who took everything more matter-of-factly? The paintings of a period contain all its enthusiasms and illusions. We remember the eighteenth century-at least in England-by Reynolds' and Gainsborough's art, the seventeenth century by Van Dyck's; and when we remember the eighteenth century in France, it is to think of Watteau, who expressed what his world, drifting towards disaster, cared about-an illusion of a never-ending summer's day.
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- T Martin Wood
- Paperback | 34 pages
- 152 x 229 x 2mm | 59g
- Publication date
- 20 Mar 2016
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations note
- Illustrations, black and white