Figgis employs multiple references to French Rococo painting, from works by Francois Boucher
to ones by Fragonard, with their rural scenes and fetes galantes.
Painters represented include Jean Honor<AEe> Fragonard, Francois Boucher
, and Jacques Louis David, as well as 35 other French artists whose work is held in American museums.
The Los Angeles County Museum has fun, chatty posts on Snapchat such as a photo of Francois Boucher
's 1742 canvas "Leda and the Swan" with the caption: "Stop looking at me, Swan," from the '90s film "Billy Madison." Think of how different this communication is from the weekly direct mail to join the museum or donate to it.
It shows the work from the workshop of a leading French painter, Francois Boucher
(1727-1765) (9, 10).
From stock come characteristically exuberant pieces such as a Kangxi Coromandel screen (80,000 [pounds sterling]-120,000 [pounds sterling]), an early 18th-century trompe I'oeil cassapanca from northern Italy (25,000 [pounds sterling]-50,000 [pounds sterling]) and Francois Boucher
's La Marchande de Fleurs, a chinoiserie overdoor painting in a rocaille surround (100,000 [pounds sterling]-150,000 [pounds sterling]; Fig.
'Boucher' is Francois Boucher
, an 18th-century French painter in the Rococo style on whose work Alastair is among the world's foremost experts; Boucher was prolific, producing an estimated 10,000 drawings of which about a fifth survive, scattered all over the world -- and creating the first-ever comprehensive catalogue of these drawings is the mammoth project (he calculates it'll take about five years) which he's set himself in his retirement.
The vignettes of cherubs in underglaze monochrome blue, known as camaiue bleu, either side of the sucrier were inspired by an engraving by the celebrated French artist Francois Boucher
(1703-1770) and on the base of the bowl were factory marks for 1753 and the artist Andre Vincent Vielliard (1717-1790) a known painter of cherub and bird decoration at both Vincennes and Sevres.
An image of Marilyn, photographed by Bert Stern during what became known after her death as ''the last sitting,'' lies, with her curvy, half-naked body, beside an 18thcentury chalk drawing of a sensual nude by Francois Boucher
. In front of the images is a marble ''sleeping nymph'' sculpture from 1820.
He was originally to become a lawyer, but Fragonard's natural gifts in drawing led him to the studio of Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779), who rejected the student and sent him along to the studio of Francois Boucher
En esta oportunidad la revista presenta tambien una seccion especial dedicada a los sistemas alimentarios localizados (SIAL), en la cual actua como Editor invitado-Coordinador, el Doctor Francois Boucher
This work evokes Francois Boucher
's Rococo painting, "Are They Thinking about the Grape?" (1747), which depicts a pastoral scene in which a shepherdess dispenses grapes into a shepherd's mouth.