Watteau: The Drawings

Lecture | Millais House

Wednesday 6 April 2011 - 10:30 until 12:00

Exhibition co-curator Katia Pisvin gives an introductory talk to the Royal Academy’s exhibition of drawings by Watteau, best known for his invention of fêtes galantes – small pictures of social gatherings of elegant people in parkland settings. He was also an exceptional draughtsman, and his drawings were praised for their subtlety, freedom of execution and lightness of touch. There are over 80
drawings in the exhibition, demonstrating the range of Watteau’s subject matter, from theatre pieces, portraits and shop interiors
to fêtes galantes.

Venue information

Millais House

7 Cromwell Place London, SW7 2JN

Entry details

Tickets £15 (includes coffee)

10.30am - 12.00pm

To book, call 0844 415 4151, Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm

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