La Fête Galante

La Fête Galante

Fete galante paintings are an important part of the rococo period of art.

Since summer 2023 I take life a little lighter …
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and worked on a new series of collage works entitled “La Fete Galante”.
The Fete Galante paintings were a genre within the French 18th century rococo period of art.
I especially like Antoine Watteau’s (1684-1721) mixing of theater life with real life. In a way that the boundary between the two is completely blurred.
The lightness of being, the relaxed atmosphere, the costumes and the appreciation for intimacy: I find it all very appealing and tried to catch this joie de vivre, this lifestyle of la vie en rose in my latest art.🌹😘

Rococo
Fete galante paintings are an important part of the rococo art period. During this period the focus within European art changed. The sphere of influence of the hierarchical, standardized grandeur of the church and the royal court was waning. A new era dawned with increasing appreciation for intimacy and personal pleasures. Yet the lush outdoor environments of fête galante paintings were often borrowed from paintings from previous periods. Venetian paintings from the 16th century and Dutch paintings from the 17th century were particularly popular for this.

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rococo period

1730-1760

paper art, collage on lightbox, NFT art

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My collage artwork on light box, Family Constellation, 2021, was published at the end of May 2024 in the hundredth edition of the Netherlands’ Nobility book. The ‘Red Book’ was first published in 1903. The booklet provides an overview of the genealogies of all Dutch noble families.
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https://www.patrickkoster.com/portfolio-item/family-constellation/
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#collage #collageartwork #visualart #family #instacollage #contemporarycollage #pop #constellation #analogcollage #handmade #grace #heraldry #blazon #nobility #peerage #gentleman #gentle #gentlemen #horse #horses #horsesofinstagram #gala #castle #chateau #manor #tower #falcon #hawk #portrait #tree
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La Fête Galante 6, 2024, h 50 x w 36 cm (h 19.8 x w 14.2 inch), analog and hand cut collage, paper on paper
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I depict the series La Fete Galante at a time when there is a lot of unrest in the world. Through the treatment of the theme, I express the wish for more respect, grace, courtesy and peace-lovingness, in small and large. By focusing on dance as art in movement and lightness of being and placing it in the spotlight, I try to visually push the darkness into the background. In reality, I actually increase the contrast, which creates drama and reveals the vulnerability of this cosplay.
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See also https://www.patrickkoster.nl/artwork/fete-galante/
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#fete #vivre #galant #rococo #visualart #collage #collageartwork #lifestyle #cosmo #respect #watteau #light #drama #lightnessofbeing #18thcentury #paper #papercut #papercrafts #theatre #theater #instacollage #contemporarycollage #cosplay #costume #vieenrose #pop #peace #analogcollage #handmade #grace
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La Fête Galante 5, 2024, h 50 x w 36 cm (h 19.8 x w 14.2 inch), analog hand cut collage, paper on paper
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Since the summer of 2023 I have been working on a new series of works of art entitled “La Fête Galante”.
I recently completed the fifth collage work in this series.
Fete galante paintings were an important part of the rococo art period, in the French 18th century.
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The lush outdoor environments of fête galante paintings were often borrowed from paintings from previous periods.
Venetian paintings from the 16th century and Dutch paintings from the 17th century were particularly popular for this.
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See also https://www.patrickkoster.nl/artwork/fete-galante/
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#fete #vivre #galant #rococo #visualart #collage #collageartwork #lifestyle #cosmo #cosmopolitan #watteau #light #lightness #lightnessofbeing #18thcentury #paper #papercut #papercrafts #theatre #theater #instacollage #contemporarycollage #cosplay #costume #vieenrose #pop #analog #analogcollage #handmade #color
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Drawing on paper, no.542023, 2017, h 43,5 x w 43,5 cm (h 17.1 x w 17.1 inch), fine liner, pen, felt-tip pen, adhesive tape on six pieces of paper, glued together to form a whole.
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Mon petit poney 🐴🎠🧲
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I was working on a nice assignment at the time. An interested collector wanted to buy three works of art from me. When I read the book “Les trois musquetaires” (The Three Musketeers), 1844, by the French writer Alexandre Dumas I felt that I had an interesting story. I especially found their famous motto: “One for all and all for one” catchy. Beautifully drawn illustrations by Maurice Leloir provided a good picture of the times. The three musketeers usually traveled by horse. Here I drew another musketeer on horseback, in nice bright colors. I gave the work a subtitle in French: “Mon petit poney”.
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https://www.patrickkoster.com/portfolio-item/on-paper-2014-2021/
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#musketeers #pony #three #swashbuckler #vampire #sword #knight #adventure #honor #novel #damselindistress #avangers #romancebooks #aristocrat #guitar #femme #fatalframes #brigand #dare #chivalry #courtisane #heroic #sellswords #manatarms #magic #pegasus #unicorn #twilight #applejack #rainbow
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