François Boucher, 1703 – 1770
Boucher’s art was heavily influenced by Watteau, however, he moved beyond the confines of pleasant scenery towards more erotic imagery. He is most famous for depicting mythological scenes with eroticism and painting portraits of Marquise de Pompadour, the mistress of King Louis XV.
Regardless of his subject matter, Boucher’s work came to define Rococo art with its idyllic, decorative fervor. He is also renowned for his brilliant tapestry work.