Introducing… Watteau and His World

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Introducing… Watteau and His World

Introducing… Watteau and His World

Dates: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July 2021
Times: 11.00–13.00 BST
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Jacqui Ansell
Level: All Levels

Course Description: Watteau was born in the reign of Louis XIV – the absolute monarch who styled himself ‘The Sun King’. In 1684 as Jean-Antoine Watteau entered the world, the finishing touches were being put to the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, the scheme designed to magnify the magnificence of the King. The artists and artisans of Louis XIV’s court, such as the great furniture maker André-Charles Boulle, created a visual culture dominated by the grandeur and gravitas of the Baroque. Watteau’s innovative art was to lighten the palette of artists, and lighten the mood of their art, to pave the way for the delicate pastel colours and frivolous subject matter of the Rococo style.

Thanks to the enlightened taste of its founders, the Wallace Collection is a showcase for many of Watteau’s most important artworks. In exploring the life and legacy of this intriguing artist, we will also revel in details of the rich tapestry of ideas and objects that made up Watteau’s world.

Read the full course description here.

Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

Tickets are for both dates of this course. Ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 24 hours in advance of the first course session, which should be retained for accessing both sessions.

Course Recording: This course will be recorded. Following each session, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
17/07/2021 11:00 13:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £35
Online Course (Concession) £32
Online Course (Member) £30
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