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Watteau Cythera

Watteau and Cythera

This is Jean-Antoine Watteau’s Embarquement pour Cythère, “Embarkation for Cythera.” Wretched translation, I must say. Why not simply “Setting sail for Cythera?” Cythera in Greek mythology is the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love. Hence the cherubs hovering over the scene. This would mean that the men and women we see here are on a […]