CM: The French term 'fête champêtre', meaning 'rural feast', is used at the time to describe a party of people assembled for social interaction out of doors. Villon's La Fête Champêtre is a wonderful etching of a high-ranking village official. Herewith Villon serves art in his capacity as a caricaturist, which he had enjoyed from the late 19th century. The great master of humor in art ironically presents the officer in both his grandeur and pomposity.
[Megakles Rogakos 01/2008]
POUILLON, CATHERINE & DE GINESTET, COLETTE Jacques Villon: Les Estampes et Les Illustrations 1979 Arts et Metiers Graphiques, Paris, E 249
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens