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Notice also the quiver in the tree which features prominently among the accoutrements of Venus in the Berlin Watteau. The landscape does not definitely suggest an island. Nor is there a temple to Venus. A boundary term may just as easily denote an embarkation point. The destination. The pilgrims ARE clearly leaving. The movement of the painting is dependent upon it. The Berlin version reinforces theme of departure by multiplying the cupids who orchestrate the movement, and by enlarged and defined the ship. The destination is not defined; certainly there is no sign of the architecture which signalled Cythera, such as the Temple of Venus, but merely "misty Claudian peaks" in the distance Levey p.
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On the other hand, the destination is not in the real world either. The Louvre picture has the smallest hint of ramparts and towers which perhaps suggest an otherworldly goal. Possible antecedents.
It tells against Levey's argument that, whereas departure from Cythera is unknown in iconography, there are at least two known possible embarkations. The most telling is a drawing by from the Homburger Collection University of Harvard by Watteau's one-time master and mentor Claude Gillot.
In the finale the youth of the village dress as pilgrims and gather on the shore in order to make the voyage to Cythera. The boat can be seen in the left of the drawing, crowded with passengers. The other embarkation picture is a theatrical illustration painted earlier by Watteau himself. Charles de Tolnay and others, Levey included, have agreed that the pilgrims in this picture are setting out for Cythera. The temple of Venus is can be seen in the background but there are no architectural embellishments in the foreground. The pilgrims stand hesitantly and are not yet paired off.
The theme of departure implies a certain assumptions about the mood of the picture.
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The lovers must rouse themselves from their self absorption. One pilgrim helps his partner to her feet. The woman in the central group looks back longingly as she is urged to depart. More recent interpreters, tend on the whole to reject this gloomy view as unhistorical.