fête galante

A painting representing elegantly dressed men and women engaged in flirtatious or amorous play in a park-like setting. This subject was invented by the French Rococo painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721).  Pronunciation here.  Web resources here and here. See also: fête champêtre.
Antoine Watteau.  Pilgrimage to Cythera.  Oil on canvas. 1717.
Musée du Louvre, Paris.