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Barbara McKinney6/4/18Arts 208Francois BoucherKnown for best expressing the French taste in the rococo period, Francois Boucher wasan artist who was born in 1703 in Paris and raised in the French culture where he internalized itan 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, byobserving the works of Antoine Watteau and later started drawing images of farmyard cartoonsfor the Antoine Watteau tapestry factory. This would qualify the artist to draw sensuousmythological images and pastoral landscapes painting decorative commissions for the queen atVersailles. This made him famous and by 1734 he became the principal of royal designs in aporcelain factory. His popularity earned him a reputation that saw him contracted to decoratemany events- the French culture by then had numerous events that called for sophisticated
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