Francois Boucher.docx - Barbara McKinney Arts 208 Francois Boucher Known for best expressing the French taste in the rococo period Francois Boucher was

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Barbara McKinney 6/4/18 Arts 208 Francois Boucher Known for best expressing the French taste in the rococo period, Francois Boucher was an artist who was born in 1703 in Paris and raised in the French culture where he internalized it an in his mind, held the most accurate cultural preferences with regards to visual arts (Milam, 2015). The artist died in 1770. Francois Boucher got into artists through apprenticeship, by observing the works of Antoine Watteau and later started drawing images of farmyard cartoons for the Antoine Watteau tapestry factory. This would qualify the artist to draw sensuous mythological images and pastoral landscapes painting decorative commissions for the queen at Versailles. This made him famous and by 1734 he became the principal of royal designs in a porcelain factory. His popularity earned him a reputation that saw him contracted to decorate many events- the French culture by then had numerous events that called for sophisticated decorations (Milam, 2015). His works just like others of the rococo painting style were lavishly decorated using light furniture made of mahogany and glass to make the light so as to be portable (Milam, 2015). Further, for events, Francois Boucher used bright colors depending on the nature of events he was contracted to decorate. his works were unique with the elegance they have been associated with and scholars of visual arts have always credited his works for this uniqueness. Natural forms of ornamentation always came out in his work which also employed the use of exuberant curving. These were the general features and characteristics of this kind of art at the time and Francois Boucher only naturally adopted them later perfecting them.
Barbara McKinney 6/4/18 Arts 208 References: Milam, J. (2015). Rococo Representations of Interspecies Sensuality and the Pursuit of Volupté. The Art Bulletin, 97(2), 192-209.

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