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Francois Boucher Shepherd and Shepherdess oil painting


Shepherd and Shepherdess
Painting ID::  26681
Francois Boucher
Shepherd and Shepherdess
mk53 1761 oil on canvas 76.6x63.6cm

   
   
     

Francois Boucher Venus oil painting


Venus
Painting ID::  26686
Francois Boucher
Venus
mk53 1754 black chalk and pastel on light brown paper 42.7x30.3cm photograph courtesy of Christie s

   
   
     

Francois Boucher Jupiter and Callosto oil painting


Jupiter and Callosto
Painting ID::  26689
Francois Boucher
Jupiter and Callosto
mk53 1769 oil on canvas 160x129cm

   
   
     

Francois Boucher Cupid and the Graces oil painting


Cupid and the Graces
Painting ID::  26693
Francois Boucher
Cupid and the Graces
mk53 1738 oil on canvas 141x181cm Lisbon,Calouste-Gulbenkian Foundation

   
   
     

Francois Boucher Mercury confiding Bacchus to the Nymphs oil painting


Mercury confiding Bacchus to the Nymphs
Painting ID::  26697
Francois Boucher
Mercury confiding Bacchus to the Nymphs
mk53 c.1732 sketch, oil on canvas 59.7x73.7cm Cincinnati,Art Museum

   
   
     

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     Francois Boucher
     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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