Thursday, April 14, 2011

Slightly Surprising

Boucher's work is mostly associated with light and sensual European romanticism.

So the two darker Asian images below are slightly surprising as coming from his hand . . . except that these are 'sketches' for tapestries, undoubtedly destined for the palace walls of light and sensual European romantics.

François Boucher — Audience with Emperor of China — 1742

François Boucher — La Pêche chinoise — 1742

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yes,,very nice..