Antoine Watteau: astrology, horoscope, natal chart
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| ||Born:||October 10, 1684, 4:00 AM|
|Sun: ||17°41' Libra||AS: ||22°36' Virgo
|Moon:||7°11' Scorpio||MC: ||20°30' Gemini|
|Dominants: ||Virgo, Scorpio, Libra|
Mercury, Saturn, Mars
Houses 2, 12, 1 / Earth, Water / Mutable
|Numerology: ||Birthpath 3|
|Popularity: ||6,730 clicks, 6,265th man, 10,355th celebrity|
Biography of Antoine Watteau
Jean-Antoine Watteau (October 10, 1684 – July 18, 1721) was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement (in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens), and revitalized the waning Baroque idiom, which eventually became known as Rococo. He is credited with inventing the genre of fêtes galantes: scenes of bucolic and idyllic charm, suffused with an air of theatricality. Some of his best known subjects were drawn from the world of Italian comedy and ballet.
Early life and training
Watteau was born in the Flemish town of Valenciennes, which had just been annexed by the French king Louis XIV. His father was a master tiler of Flemish descent. Showing an early interest in painting, he was apprenticed to Jacques-Albert Gérin, a local painter. Having...
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