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18 Ιούλ 2022

Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera is a painting by French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721).  He submitted this work to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture as his reception piece in 1717.

The painting is now in the Louvre in Paris.

In the ancient world, Cythera, one of the Greek islands, was thought to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love.




The Embarkation for Cythera
(“L’embarquement pour Cythère”) is an embellished repetition of Watteau’s earlier painting, and demonstrates the frivolity and sensuousness of Rococo painting. (c. 1718-19, Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin)

0:25 This reproduction of the Berlin painting was probably made by set designer Markos Zervas (1920-2003).

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