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Intimate Encounters: Love and Domesticity in Eighteenth-Century France

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Paintings by such celebrated eighteenth-century artists as Watteau, Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard, Greuze, and Boilly have long been admired for their charming and intimate subjects--f
Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 5th 1997 by Princeton University Press (first published September 15th 1997)
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Intimate Encounters encourages us to consider the role of genre painting in France. In the 18th century it existed in stark contrast to the more traditional historical style that dominated the Royal Academy. The soft colors and intimate subjects of genre paintings challenged the tastes of the period and they challenged the artists that tried to present them.
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