The Rococo Art Movement That Dominated The Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century

Published December 4, 2011
Updated August 7, 2019
Published December 4, 2011
Updated August 7, 2019

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.

Rococo Art Brown Odalisque

Brown Odalisque

Blond Odalisque

Blond Odalisque

The Birth of Venus Painting

The Birth of Venus

Rococo Art Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan

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