François Boucher is one of the most prolific and emblematic painters of the 18th century. He was the first painter to Louis XV, director of the Gobelins factory and favorite of the Marquise de Pompadour. Learn more about this essential artist in an online conference by D'Arts et D'Histoires.
François Boucher tried his hand at every genre, from religious painting to tapestry designs and portraits, and at every subject, whether classical, mythological, erotic or rustic... Just before his death in 1770, he estimated that he himself had produced more than ten thousand drawings and spent nearly ten hours a day practicing.
In addition to this profusion of works, he stands out for the idealism and the incomparable voluptuousness that emanate from them. In the company of Irène, a passionate guide-lecturer at D'Arts et D'Histoires, you will discover a character much more complex than the sensual neo-classicist and corrupter sometimes portrayed.
In parallel to his career as a painter, François Boucher was a jack-of-all-trades who dist
Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 pm.
Up to one reservation per person
A Zoom connection link will be sent to you by email on the day of the event.
Duration: about 1h30
Visuals: Madame de Pompadour, 1756, François Boucher, Collection de peintures de l'Etat de Bavière, Le déjeuner, 1739, François Boucher, RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Franck Raux, Portrait de François Boucher, 1741, Gustav Lundberg, Musée du Louvre