• Home   /  
  • Archive by category "1"

Essays Francais Boucher

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

See works of art

  • 1982.60.44

  • 60.175.1

  • 49.7.46

  • 20.155.9

  • 1998.524

  • 1997.95

  • 60.176.2

  • 64.145.3

  • 58.75.1-22

CLOSE

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

CLOSE

Imaginary Landscape with the Palatine Hill from Campo Vaccino

More

Winged Putti with Flowers

More

The Interrupted Sleep

More

The Toilet of Venus

More

La Petite Reposee

More

The Adoration of the Shepherds

More

Vertumnus and Pomona

More

The Collation from a set of the Italian Village Scenes

More

Tapestry Room from Croome Court

More

© 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Item Number: 143098
Title: FRANCOIS BOUCHER : Sociability, Mondanit� and the Academy in the Age of Louis XV
Author: Vogtherr, Christoph ; Leda Consentino (et al)
Price: $49.99
ISBN: 9780993658839
Record created on 09/29/16
Notify when available.
Available January 2018
Description: Oakville: Mosaic Press, 2017. 28cm., hardcover, 360pp. illus.

Summary: This volume assembles a group of interrelated thought-provoking essays from leading international scholars in the field originally presented at the conference Boucher and the Enlightenment, held at the Wallace Collection, London . The conference was one of a series of extraordinary events celebrating the tercentenary of the artist�s birth: exhibitions were held in Paris, Dijon, London and New York, a conference was dedicated to the artist�s work at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and a number of associated ground-breaking publications were published. All were agreed on the significance of Boucher�s achievement, his contemporary success and the startlingly rapid critical decline. Yet, although much valuable new research was presented elsewhere regarding the connoisseurship, interpretation and critical reception of Boucher�s work, the Wallace Collection conference was outstanding in its emphasis on the essentially social nature of Boucher�s artistic enterprise, the seriousness of his artistic ambition, and how the artistic relationships he forged both influenced his artistic practice and affected his critical reputation for both good and bad. Subsequent research in eighteenth-century studies has confirmed many of the ideas first posited at the conference, but no other major publication on the artist has appeared in the intervening ten-year period that has been able to present or benefit from the advances made at the Wallace Collection. It has thus become increasingly obvious that the original conference papers, unpublished at the time, should be issued. The papers have been revised and enriched with further original research, incorporating important recent discoveries and trends in Boucher scholarship. Taken as a whole, the essays present a wealth of new material concerning Boucher�s social and professional relationships to his patrons, dealers and fellow artists, which in turn illuminate, as no subsequent publication has done, his extraordinary position at the crossroads of the fine, decorative, literary and musical arts of his time. The book includes a variety of inter-disciplinary topics including new biographical information regarding Boucher�s life, artistic practices and relationships, while new research is also published regarding the detailed connoisseurship and dating of his work alongside new interpretations of its iconography and critical and commercial reception. The diverse subject matter and variety of art-historical approach of the essays open up new perspectives in our understanding not only of Fran�ois Boucher but also of the wider cultural and social context of his time. Together they shed new light on Boucher�s significance as one of the most original and controversial artists of the eighteenth century. The volume is the first major work on the artist to appear in recent years.


One thought on “Essays Francais Boucher

Leave a comment

L'indirizzo email non verrà pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *