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Making Up the Rococo: Francois Boucher and His Critics
by Melissa Hyde
In 1761, Denis Diderot ascribed the fabulous success enjoyed by Francois Boucher (1703-1770) to "the libertinage, the brilliancy, the pompons, the bosoms and bottoms" that proliferated in the artist's canvases. For while Boucher's art charmed nouveau riche buyers and titled patrons, this was not always the case with critics, and modern scholarship has done little to challe ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published February 15th 2006 by Getty Research Institute
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