Jean-Antoine Watteau: The Greatest French Artist of His Century (NYRB)

The New York Review of Books has recently reviewed two new exhibition catalogues of Jean-Antoine Watteau. They are: Watteau: The Drawings, and Watteau at the Wallace Collection.

Exhibition review (NYRB): Jean-Antoine Houdon

From the NYRB, April 8, 2010. “The ideas of France’s philosophers, the refinement of its language, and the sumptuousness of its fashion defined the eighteenth century. French paintings from the Age of Enlightenment gleam from the walls of great museums from St. Petersburg to New York. What would the Wallace Collection be without Watteau, the Frick without Fragonard?”