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Francois Boucher La Fontaine oil painting


La Fontaine
Painting ID::  26634
Francois Boucher
La Fontaine
mk53 c.1730 Oil on canvas The J.B Speed Art Museum,Mrs Blakemore Wheeler Fund

   
   
     

Francois Boucher The Rural Life oil painting


The Rural Life
Painting ID::  26635
Francois Boucher
The Rural Life
mk53 c.1730 Oil on canvas 61x48cm, Lincolnshire,Belton House,National Trust

   
   
     

Francois Boucher Hercules and Omphale oil painting


Hercules and Omphale
Painting ID::  26636
Francois Boucher
Hercules and Omphale
mk53 c.1730 Oil on canvas 90x74cm Moscow,Pushkin Museum

   
   
     

Francois Boucher Mercury confiding Bacchus to the Nymphs oil painting


Mercury confiding Bacchus to the Nymphs
Painting ID::  26637
Francois Boucher
Mercury confiding Bacchus to the Nymphs
mk51 c.1732-3 Oil on canvas 230x273cm

   
   
     

Francois Boucher Rinaldo and Armida oil painting


Rinaldo and Armida
Painting ID::  26639
Francois Boucher
Rinaldo and Armida
mk53 1734 Oil on canvas 135x170cm Paris,Musee du Louvre

   
   
     

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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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