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François Boucher (September 29, 1703 - May 30, 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, and 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 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, however after only 3 months he went to work for the engraver Jean-François Cars. Within 3 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 4 years later. On his return from studying in Italy in 1731, he was admitted to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture as a historical painter, and became a faculty member in 1734.


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Vulcan Presenting Venus with Arms for Aeneas (detail) - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Vulcan Presenting Venus with Arms for Aeneas (detail)
The Four Seasons Autumn 1755 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Four Seasons Autumn 1755
The lunch - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The lunch
La Bonne Mere Villageoise - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
La Bonne Mere Villageoise
Mercury reclining on a cloud, pointing to the sky with... - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Mercury reclining on a cloud, pointing to the sky with...
The Triumph of Venus (detail) - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Triumph of Venus (detail)
The Four Seasons Summer 1755 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Four Seasons Summer 1755
The Rape of Europa 2 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Rape of Europa 2
A Young Mother With Two Children And A Dog - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
A Young Mother With Two Children And A Dog
Putti With Doves, A Fragment - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Putti With Doves, A Fragment
The bridge - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The bridge
Triumph of Venus - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Triumph of Venus
Sunrise - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Sunrise
Rinaldo and Armida - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Rinaldo and Armida
Capriccio View from the Campo Vaccino 1734 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Capriccio View from the Campo Vaccino 1734
The Birth and Triumph of Venus - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Birth and Triumph of Venus
Love Letters - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Love Letters
The Enlévement of Europe - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Enlévement of Europe
Hagar And Ishmael In The Desert - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Hagar And Ishmael In The Desert
Head of a young girl turned to the right - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Head of a young girl turned to the right
Toilet of Venus - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Toilet of Venus
'La Petite Reposee' - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
'La Petite Reposee'
Earth - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Earth
Diana And Callisto - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Diana And Callisto
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