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This paper discusses two paintings, noting that artists in different eras can address the same general subject and produce very different works. The writer points out that this can be seen by a comparison of two paintings on love, "The Pleasures of Love" by Antoine Watteau and "The Birthday" by Marc Chagall, works some two centuries apart in time and very far apart in terms of style.
From the Paper:"The Watteau was painted in 1719 and is a colorful scene showing a number of courtly persons on a wooded site, with the central group consisting of four couples, and with other couples seen off to either side. They are grouped before a statue of Venus, with Cupid hanging onto her leg. The work is one of a genre called fetes galantes, or "romantic and idealized ... "
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