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Francois Boucher La Toilette oil painting


La Toilette
Painting ID::  148
Francois Boucher
La Toilette
1742 Thyssen Bornemisza Collection, Lugano

   
   
     

Francois Boucher Diana Leaving her Bath oil painting


Diana Leaving her Bath
Painting ID::  149
Francois Boucher
Diana Leaving her Bath
1742 Musee du Louvre, Paris

   
   
     

Francois Boucher The Visit of Venus to Vulcan oil painting


The Visit of Venus to Vulcan
Painting ID::  150
Francois Boucher
The Visit of Venus to Vulcan
1754 Wallace Collection, London

   
   
     

Francois Boucher Venus Consoling Love oil painting


Venus Consoling Love
Painting ID::  151
Francois Boucher
Venus Consoling Love
1751 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

   
   
     

Francois Boucher Pygmalion and Galatea oil painting


Pygmalion and Galatea
Painting ID::  152
Francois Boucher
Pygmalion and Galatea
1767 The Hermitage, St.Petersburg

   
   
     

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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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