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Fête Galante

A fête Galante is a depiction of a party where lavishly dressed couples in romantic poses enjoy each others' company in an outdoor garden setting.

"Fête galante" is really an art historical term that refers to a genre of painting.

Antoine Watteau, Embarkation for Cythera, 1717
It is exemplified by Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), whose images are full of delicate motion and fantasy.

A few 19th century artists such as Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891) took up the theme in a more realistic way.
Wikipedia on Fête Galante
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