Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Troubador

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

This painting depicts a troubadour, a singing poet associated with medieval French royal courts. From 1800 to 1850, there was a renewed interest in the medieval world, including the "Gothic Troubadour" style, based loosely upon French art and architecture from the Middle Ages. The painting also relates to the revived popularity of the great French Rococo painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). Here Daumier, like Watteau, explored the lost golden age of chivalry and courtly love. The subdued, almost faded colors and the troubadour's mandolin reinforce this poetic, melancholic mood.

Keywords

Cleveland, Ohio, United States, Paris, France, Style: French Realist, School: Realist, Movement: Realism, French, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Realist; School: Realist; Movement: Realism; French; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Cleveland, Ohio, United States; Paris, France

Time Period

1868-1873

Type

StillImage

Rights

This material is licensed by USF Libraries for the research and teaching needs of USF students, staff, and faculty only. See: https://lib.usf.edu/collections-and-discovery/collection-management/user-terms/

Access Restrictions

Only thumbnail images and descriptive information are available to non-USF users. Full access to this collection is available only to authorized users on the USF network on campus or via VPN.

Genre

Paintings; Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NFF0185

The Troubador

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