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Francois Boucher - (François Boucher)

Francois Boucher (Paris, 29 September, 1703 - Paris, 30 May, 1770) was a very famous Rococo artist at his time and also won the prestigious Prix de Rome, too.

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So, as you can see. the interest in this artist is growing, ups and downs all considered.

Anyhow, his biography has it as teacher to, listen listen to that!, not less than Jacques-François David! Whom. in turn, was influential and teacher to Ingres.

Boucher, on the other side, took inspiration from Rubens and Watteau,

Madame de Pompadour, the famous member of the French Royal court, was his major patron.

His paintings are therefore rather frivolous and erotical, the French court having become by his time, a rather self-contained aristocratic, morally dubious and eccentric world.


francois boucher paintingL'Odalisque Brune, 1745, oil on canvas


Francois Boucher Painting La toilette 1742La Toilette, 1742


francois boucher painting, la peche chinois, 1742La pêche chinoise, 1742



francois boucher painting, portrait of marquise de Pomapadour
Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour


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