Watteau, Music, and Theatre
Katharine Baetjer (Ed.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2009
Accompanying an exhibition in honour of Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this engaging book examines the influence of music and theatre on the art of Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). Fifteen major paintings and a number of drawings by Watteau that illustrate the connections between painting and the performing arts in Paris are explored. In addition, drawings and prints by other 18th-century artists featuring musical or theatrical subjects and objects and musical instruments are included.