fete champetre


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fête champêtre

(fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə)
n, pl fêtes champêtres (fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə)
1. a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment
2. (Art Movements) arts
a. a genre of painting popular in France from the early 18th century, characterized by the depiction of figures in pastoral settings. Watteau was its most famous exponent
b. a painting in this genre
[C18: from French, literally: country festival]

fête champêtre

A French phrase meaning country festival, used to mean an outdoor entertainment such as a picnic or lawn party.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fête champêtre - a party of people assembled for social interaction out of doorsfete champetre - a party of people assembled for social interaction out of doors
party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
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Alan and Jennet Marshall's attractive costumes set Venus and Adonis as a sort of early-Georgian fete champetre, and Acteon as a Regency society drama, complete with hunting pinks and Empire line dresses.
In addition to traditional theatrical productions, the likes of which eighteenth-century audiences found at Covent Garden and on Drury Lane, O'Quinn follows circum-Atlantic performance theorist Joseph Roach's lead in examining public shows of many kinds: from coterie events such as John Burgoyne's Fete Champetre, to open spectacles such as the Thames Regatta, to grand celebrations such as the five-day Commemoration of Handel in Westminster Abbey (c.
2) and the enchanting watercolours that he made of his friends in Arab and oriental garb in the Val d'Aosta in the summer of 1907, which form a sort of orientalist fete champetre.