Painting of the French painter Antoine Watteau “Company in the Lap of Nature” or under a different name “Society in the Park.” The size of the picture is 60 x 75 cm, canvas, oil.
Watteau was the creator of a kind of genre, traditionally called “gallant festivities.” The essence of the scenes of these paintings is revealed not so much in their direct plot significance, as in the subtlest poeticness with which they are imbued.
Paintings “The company in the bosom of nature,” “Holiday of Love”, like other paintings of Watteau, contain a rich range of emotional colors, echoing the lyrical sound of the landscape background. Antoine Watteau discovered the artistic value of the fragile nuances of the senses, barely perceptibly succeeding one another. The art of the French artist first felt the discord of dreams and reality, and therefore it is marked by a stamp of melancholy sadness.