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  • François Boucher - Girl Reclining (Louise O'Murphy)
  • François Boucher - Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour 2
  • François Boucher - The Rest On The Flight Into Egypt
  • François Boucher - Venus Consoling Love
  • François Boucher - Nude on a Sofa
  • François Boucher - Diana Resting after her Bath
  • François Boucher - The Visit Of Venus To Vulcan
  • François Boucher - An Autumn Pastoral
  • François Boucher - The Setting of the Sun
  • François Boucher - The Rising of the Sun
  • François Boucher - Diana's Return from the Hunt
  • François Boucher - The Interrupted Sleep
  • François Boucher - Shepherd and Shepherdess Reposing
  • François Boucher - Leda And The Swan
  • François Boucher - Vulcan Presenting Venus with Arms for Aeneas
  • François Boucher - Madame Boucher
  • François Boucher - Blond Odalisque (L'Odalisque-Blonde)
  • François Boucher - Hercules and Omphale
  • François Boucher - Autumn (detail)
  • François Boucher - Rinaldo and Armida
  • François Boucher - The Rape of Europa
  • François Boucher - The Birth of Venus
  • François Boucher - A Summer Pastoral
  • François Boucher - Venus Demanding Arms from Vulcan for Aeneas
  • François Boucher - Summer Pastoral
  • François Boucher - Christ and John the Baptist as Children
  • François Boucher - Marquise de Pompadour at the Toilet Table
  • François Boucher - The Toilet of Venus
  • François Boucher - Young Woman With A Bouquet Of Roses
 
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 Francois Boucher
Francois Boucher was an 18th century artist who produced many paintings during his lifetime on a very wide variety of subjects. Everything from landscapes, to genre work, to religious art, to classical mythology were normal topics for Boucher and, for the most part, done in a Rococo style. His influences were such painters as Rubens and Watteau. Boucher’s art caused quite a stir in his day. Diderot, ever the moralist, was vehemently against the sensual scenes and overtones that touched Boucher’s work. One of his greatest fans, however, was the Madame de Pompadour, and it was her that protected Boucher from any real outcries against his art.
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François Boucher (29 September 1703 – 30 May 1770) was a French painter, a proponent of Rococo taste, known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories representing the arts or pastoral occupations, intended as a sort of two-dimensional furniture. He also painted several portraits of his illustrious patroness, Madame de Pompadour.


Born in Paris, the son of a lace designer Nicolas Boucher, François Boucher (pronounced franh-swah bōō-shay) was perhaps the most celebrated decorative artist of the 18th century, with most of his work reflecting the Rococo style. At the young age of 17, Boucher was apprenticed by his father to François Lemoyne, but after only three months he went to work for the engraver Jean-François Cars. Within three years Boucher had already won the elite Grand Prix de Rome, although he did not take up the consequential opportunity to study in Italy until four years later. On his return from studying in Italy in 1731, he was admitted to the Académie de peinture et de sculpture as a historical painter, and became a faculty member in 1734.


His career accelerated from this point, as he advanced from professor to Rector of the Academy, becoming head of the Royal Gobelins Manufactory in 1755 and finally Premier Peintre du Roi (First Painter of the King) in 1765.

Reflecting inspiration gained from the artists Watteau and Rubens, Boucher's early work celebrates the idyllic and tranquil, portraying nature and landscape with great élan. However, his art typically forgoes traditional rural innocence to portray scenes with a definitive style of eroticism, and his mythological scenes are passionate and intimately amorous rather than traditionally epic. Marquise de Pompadour (mistress of King Louis XV), whose name became synonymous with Rococo art, was a great fan of Boucher's, and it is particularly in his portraits of her that this style is clearly exemplified.Paintings such as The Breakfast of 1739, a family scene, also show Boucher as a master of the genre scene, as he regularly used his own wife and family as models. These intimate family scenes are, however, in contrast to the 'licentious' style, as seen in his Odalisque portraits. The dark-haired version of the Odalisque portraits prompted claims by Diderot that Boucher was "prostituting his own wife", and the Blonde Odalisque was a portrait that illustrated the extramarital relationships of the King. Boucher gained lasting notoriety through such private commissions for wealthy collectors and, after the ever-moral Diderot expressed his disapproval, his reputation came under increasing critical attack during the last of his creative years.


Along with his painting, Boucher also designed theatre costumes and sets, and the ardent intrigues of the comic operas of Favart (1710–1792) closely parallel his own style of painting. Tapestry design was also a concern. For the Beauvais tapestry workshops he first designed a series of Fêtes italiennes ("Italian festivals") in 1736, which proved to be very successful and often rewoven over the years, and then, commissioned in 1737, a suite of the story of Cupid and Psyche.  During two decades' involvement with the Beauvais tapestry workshops Boucher produced designs for six series of hangings in all. Only his appointment in 1755 as director of the rival Gobelins terminated the association. He was also called upon for designs for court festivities organized by that section of the King's household called the Menus plaisirs du Roi and for the opera and for royal châteaux Versailles, Fontainebleau and Choisy. His designs for all of the aforementioned augmented his earlier reputation, resulting in many engravings from his work and even reproduction of his designs on porcelain and biscuit-ware at the Vincennes and Sèvres factories.


The neoclassicist Jacques-Louis David began his painting instruction under Boucher.


Boucher is famous for saying that nature is "trop verte et mal éclairée" (too green and badly lit).


Francois Boucher died on 30 May 1770 in Paris. His name, along with that of his patron Madame de Pompadour, had become synonymous with the French Rococo style, leading the Goncourt brothers to write: "Boucher is one of those men who represent the taste of a century, who express, personify and embody it."

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François Boucher , né le 29 septembre 1703 à Paris où il est mort le 30 mai 1770, est un peintre français du xviiie siècle. Il est l'exemple type du style rococo. Biographie I fils unique du peintre de l'académie de Saint-Luc, Nicolas Boucher. Après une formation auprès de François Lemoyne, il remporta le Prix de Rome en 17231,2 et séjourna en Ital...
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François Boucher (* 29. September 1703 in Paris &dagger 30. Mai 1770 ebenda) war Maler, Zeichner, Kupferstecher und Dekorateur des französischen Rokoko und ein Günstling der Marquise de Pompadour, die er auch portraitierte. Er war berühmt für seine frivolen und sinnlichen Bilder. François Boucher wurde als Sohn des Malers Nicolas Boucher geboren....
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François Bouche r (Parigi, 29 settembre 1703 - Parigi, 30 maggio 1770) è stato un pittore francese. Biografia Nasce a Parigi da Nicolas, modesto pittore, incisore e disegnatore di ricami con il quale apprende le prime tecniche pittoriche e di stampa. Nel 1721 entra nello studio di François Lemoyne (1688-1737), che aveva ottenuto la prestigiosa cari...
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François Boucher (29 de setembro de 1703 - 30 de Maio de 1770) foi um pintor francês, um defensor de gosto rococó, conhecido por suas pinturas idílicas e voluptuoso sobre temas clássicos, alegorias decorativas que representam as artes ou profissões pastoral, que pretendia ser uma espécie de bi-dimensional mobiliário. Ele também pintou vários retrat...
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François Boucher (París, 29 de septiembre de 1703 - París, 30 de mayo de 1770) fue un pintor francés, que gustó del estilo galante, propio de la época rococó.Fue famoso por sus pinturas idílicas y voluptuosas de temas mitológicos, alegorías sobre pastores y por varios retratos de Madame de Pompadour. Uno de sus cuadros más conocidos es el Desnudo r...
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Франсуа Буше (29 сентября 1703 - 30 мая 1770), французский художник, сторонник рококо вкуса, известного своими идиллическими и сладострастные картины на античные темы, декоративные аллегории представляющих искусство или пастырской занятия, предназначенные в качестве своего рода двумерный мебели. Он также написал несколько портретов своей прославлен...
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弗朗索瓦布歇(1703年9月29日 - 1770年5月30日)是法国画家,洛可可的味道,他的田园诗和骄奢淫逸画上的经典主题,代表装饰艺术或牧区职业寓言,打算作为一种二维的支持者家具。他还画了他的杰出的女施主,庞巴度夫人的几个人像。 出生在巴黎,花边的儿子,弗朗索瓦布歇(发音franh swah嘘吉文)的设计师Nicolas鲍彻也许18世纪洛可可风格反映了他的工作,最有名的装饰艺术家。鲍彻在17岁的青少年年龄,是由他的父亲当学徒弗朗索瓦Lemoyne,但只有3个月后,他去上班的雕刻让 - 弗朗索瓦汽车。鲍彻在三年已经赢得了精英大奖赛罗马,虽然他没有采取相应的机会,直到四年后在意大利学习。他于1731年在意大利学习的回报率,他承认peinture等的Académie雕塑作为一个历史画家,并在17...
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フランソワブーシェ(1703年9月29日 - 1770年5月30日)は、二次元のようなものとして意図した古典的なテーマ、芸術や牧歌的な職業を表す装飾的な寓話で彼の牧歌的な、官能的な絵画で知られるロココ味、、の提唱フランスの画家家具。彼はまた彼の輝かしい守護神、ポンパドゥール夫人のいくつかの肖像画を描いた。 パリで生まれ、レースデザイナーニコラスブーシェの息子、フランソワブーシェは(franh - swahブーイング-シェイと発音)彼の作品のほとんどがロココスタイルを反映して、おそらく18世紀の最も著名な装飾的なアーティストだった。 17歳の若さで、ブーシェ、フランソワルモワーヌに彼の父親によって修行されたが、わずか3ヵ月後、彼は彫刻家ジャン=フランソワの車のために働くことを行った。 4年後ま...
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