La Surprise: Watteau in Los Angeles

Exhibition Website

Nov 23 2021 - Feb 20 2022

Graceful scenes of courtship, music and dance, strolling lovers and theatrical characters: this is the imaginary world conjured by the greatest French painter and draftsman of the 18th century, Antoine Watteau. 

Los Angeles is home to an extraordinary group of Watteau’s works. This focused exhibition, marking the 300th anniversary of the artist’s death, brings together a dozen of them from public and private collections and celebrates the Getty’s recent acquisition of an exquisite example: the painting La Surprise.​

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

    Exhibition Venues & Dates