The drawings of François Boucher

The drawings of François Boucher

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A celebrated painter in 18th-century France who eventually became pr, mier peintre to Louis XV in 1765, Fran ois Boucher (1703 - 1770) was equally gifted as a draftsman. His best-known drawings exemplify the intimate and light-hearted style of rococo, which dominated much of the 18th century. He produced some 10, 000 drawings during his career, often employing his wife and children as sitters. This outstanding book assembles new research on Boucher's drawings, examining his role in shaping the growing market for drawings in 18th-century France. It explores his development as a draftsman, his range of subjects and his innovations in the context of the greatest French draftsmen of his time.As there has not been an exhibition of Bouchera#39;s drawings for thirty years, The Drawings of Francois Boucher marks the first ... for a new generation of museumgoers The timing of the exhibition is particularly fitting in that 2003 is the tercentenary of Bouchera#39;s birth. ... to thank Iean-Luc Baroni, Laura Bennett, Nancy Bialler, Mark Brady, Ianet Briner, Iill Capobianco, Alvin L. Clark, Cara Denison, Fabio Franky, anbsp;...

Title:The drawings of François Boucher
Author:Alastair Laing, Pierre Rosenberg, François Boucher
Publisher:Scala Books - 2003


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