Words beginning with W in French are all foreignisms, many of them proper names.
Waterloo. We don't care to define this term for present purposes.
Watteau (1684-1721). Influential stage painter of the early 18th century; he took part in the synthesis between painting, music, and dance which was being developed at that time. His 1717 painting Embarquement pour Cythère represents a romantic reaction to the new Age of Science, and shows elegantly dressed Parisians about to set out instead for the Land of Venus.
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