fête champêtre

(French: “party in the fields”). A painting in which figures are depicted enjoying themselves in an idealized outdoor setting, usually eating, drinking, dancing, and/or listening to music. The subject was popular in European art of the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo. See also: fête galante.

Bonaventure de Bar. Fête Champêtre. Oil on canvas. Late 1720s. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.