Fte galante


An elegant and graceful outdoor celebration, such as those seen in the picnics and flirtatious games often represented in the works of Antoine Watteau (French, 1684-1721) and other Rococo painters of French aristocratic life.(pr. fayt gah-LAHNT or fet gah-LAHNT)Examples: Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684-1721), The Pilgrimage to Cythera, 1717, oil on canvas, 1.29 x 1.94 m, Louvre.