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Jupiter in the Guise of Diana Fine Art Print
Jupiter in the Guise of Diana
20" x 18"
 
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The Painter in his Studio Fine Art Print
The Painter in his Studio
18" x 24"
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Hercules and Omphale Fine Art Print
Hercules and Omphale
18" x 24"
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The Sleeping Shepherdess Fine Art Print
The Sleeping Shepherdess
24" x 18"
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Apollo Revealing his Divinity to the Shepherdess Isse, 1750 Fine Art Print
Apollo Revealing his Divinity to the Shepherdess Isse, 1750
24" x 18"
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Lake with geese, storks, parrots and herons, from the Salon of Gilles Demarteau Fine Art Print
Lake with geese, storks, parrots and herons, from the Salon of Gilles Demarteau
24" x 18"
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Bird Catchers Fine Art Print
Bird Catchers
24" x 18"
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The Chinese Fair, c.1742 Fine Art Print
The Chinese Fair, c.1742
24" x 18"
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Rinaldo and Armida, 1733 Fine Art Print
Rinaldo and Armida, 1733
24" x 18"
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The Afternoon Meal, 1739 Fine Art Print
The Afternoon Meal, 1739
18" x 24"
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The Chinese Marriage Fine Art Print
The Chinese Marriage
24" x 18"
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Maenad playing the Pipe Fine Art Print
Maenad playing the Pipe
18" x 24"
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Genius Teaching the Arts, 1761 Fine Art Print
Genius Teaching the Arts, 1761
18" x 24"
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François Boucher (born September 1703) was a French decorative artist and painter in the Rococo style. He was probably the most celebrated decorative artist and painter of the 18th century. Boucher is known for his voluptuous and idyllic paintings on pastoral scenes, classical themes, and decorative allegories. He also painted several portraits of Madame de Pompadour, his patroness. Reflecting inspiration gained from such artists as Antoine Watteau and Peter Paul Rubens, his early works celebrate the tranquil and idyllic portrayal of landscape and nature with great élan. Boucher was the son of Nicolas Boucher a minor painter who gave him his first artistic training. At seventeen years of age, his painting was admired by the painter François Lemoyne who later appointed him as his apprentice, but after only three months, Boucher went to work for an engraver called Jean- François Cars. Boucher’s art typically did not follow the traditional rural innocence to portray scenes with a definitive eroticism style. His mythological scenes were intimately amorous and passionate rather than traditionally epic.

Boucher won the elite Grand Prix de Rome in 1720 for his painting, but due to financial problems he did not take up the opportunity to study in Italy until five years later. On his return from studying in Italy on 24 November 1731, Boucher was admitted to the re-founded Academie de peinture et de sculpture. He became a faculty member in 1734 and since then his career accelerated as he was promoted Professor then Rector of the Academy.
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