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French Rococo Era Painter, 1703-1770 Francois Boucher seems to have been perfectly attuned to his times, a period which had cast off the pomp and circumstance characteristic of the preceding age of Louis XIV and had replaced formality and ritual by intimacy and artificial manners. Boucher was very much bound to the whims of this frivolous society, and he painted primarily what his patrons wanted to see. It appears that their sight was best satisfied by amorous subjects, both mythological and contemporary. The painter was only too happy to supply them, creating the boudoir art for which he is so famous. Boucher was born in Paris on Sept. 29, 1703, the son of Nicolas Boucher, a decorator who specialized in embroidery design. Recognizing his sons artistic potential, the father placed young Boucher in the studio of François Lemoyne, a decorator-painter who worked in the manner of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Though Boucher remained in Lemoynes studio only a short time, he probably derived his love of delicately voluptuous forms and his brilliant color palette from the older masters penchant for mimicking the Venetian decorative painters.

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Francois Boucher The Marquise de Pompadour oil painting artist


Francois Boucher The Marquise de Pompadour oil painting artist

The Marquise de Pompadour
Painting ID::  143
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Francois Boucher Leda and the Swan oil painting artist


Francois Boucher Leda and the Swan oil painting artist

Leda and the Swan
Painting ID::  144
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1741 Stair Sainty Matthiesen Museum, New York

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Francois Boucher Diana's Return from the Hunt oil painting artist


Francois Boucher Diana's Return from the Hunt oil painting artist

Diana's Return from the Hunt
Painting ID::  145
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1745 Musee Cognacq-Jay

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Francois Boucher The Sleeping Shepherdess oil painting artist


Francois Boucher The Sleeping Shepherdess oil painting artist

The Sleeping Shepherdess
Painting ID::  146
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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Francois Boucher The Toilet of Venus oil painting artist


Francois Boucher The Toilet of Venus oil painting artist

The Toilet of Venus
Painting ID::  147
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1751 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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