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Fête at Rambouillet

1780:

A barge loaded with musicians and pairs of lovers nears a leafy grotto close to a cascade. The uncanny light - golden touches highlighting the deep dark gem-like tones of blue and green - transforms Watteau's Isle of Cythera pilgrimage by dissolving the characters, allowing them only to play minor parts, leaving the passionate music and tousled vegetation to dominate the scene.
 
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