fete champetre

fête champêtre

[fet shahn-pe-truh]
plural fêtes champêtres [fet shahn-pe-truh] . French.
an outdoor festival or a garden party.
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fête champêtre (fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə)
 
n , pl fêtes champêtres
1.  a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment
2.  arts Also: fête galante
 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]

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fete champetre

(French: "rural festival"), in painting, representation of a rural feast or open-air entertainment. Although the term fete galante ("courtship party") is sometimes considered to be a synonym for fete champetre, it is also used to refer to a specific kind of fete champetre: a more graceful, usually aristocratic scene in which groups of idly amorous, relaxed, well-dressed figures are depicted in a pastoral setting

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