Tag Archives: Francois Boucher

Bleu céleste

In my recent jaunt to New York, I stopped in at the Frick museum. I love the Frick’s intimate size and their temporary exhibits are always interesting. This time, one of their exhibits featured French porcelain made at Sèvres, the … Continue reading

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Les Fêtes galantes

Do I love the museum better than the lunch? Hmm. That’s a tough one. Either way, the musée Jacquemart-André will be on my must-see list for its exhibit De Watteau à Fragonard, les fêtes galantes (duh vahtoe ah frag-on-ar lay fet … Continue reading

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Trop verte et mal éclairé

French painter François Boucher was born on September 29, 1703. Synonymous with the Roccoco style of rosy, round nudes, nature scenes, and charming domestic interiors, Boucher also often painted his patroness, Madame de Pompadour, the mistresses of Louis XV. Boucher won … Continue reading

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Tomber dans l’oubli

Jean-Honoré Fragonard was born on April 5, 1732. His talent was spotted when he was 18 by Francois Boucher who handed him off to the great still-life painter Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin for training. After learning about painting light from Chardin, he … Continue reading

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