Jean-Antoine Watteau

Link to video of Christy Pichichero video

As demonstrated by the current special exhibition, Watteau’s soldiers reveal a paradox: their bodies and minds seem docile, subjugated to military discipline, yet they also relay a vibrant participation in and processing of the experience of war. Discover how this paradox revolutionized military thought during the French Enlightenment and ushered in a new understanding of the costs of war on the human body, mind, and heart.

Link to introductory video for the exhibition 'Watteau's Soldiers'

An introductory video for the exhibition, Watteau's Soldiers, on view at The Frick Collection from July 12, through October 2, 2016. 

Link to video of Aaron Wile lecture

Jean-Antoine Watteau's military works proffer a modern vision of war in which the soldier's inner life is brought to the fore. This talk, presented by the curator of the special exhibition Watteau's Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France, examines how the problem of representing interiority informed the artist's working methods. 

Link to introductory video for the exhibition 'Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery'

Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, introduces the exhibition Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, on view in the East Gallery through February 1, 2015.

Oil painting of woman in white dress with lilac sash sitting in chair

November 5, 2014, through February 1, 2015



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