Mill at Charenton
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: private collection
Boucher painted picture Mill at Charenton in 1756. Prevailing color of this fine art print is dark and its shape is landscape. Original size is . This art piece is located in a private collection This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.François Boucher (1703-1770).
He was a French painter and one of the main representatives of the Rococo style. He also worked as a court portraitist of Madame de Pompadour. Further, he was an excellent draftsman, and his way of drawing is reminiscent of Rubens
. According to some sources, Boucher created over 10,000 drawings and a wealth of images. The tapestry manufactory of Beauvais plays an important role in his own work. Boucher’s other work includes various topics, such as portraits, historical and mythological paintings and pastoral scenes, among others. His choice of colour is subtle, motifs are very sensual and in portraits, Boucher focuses primarily on the elegant pose of the model, not psychology. With these capabilities, Boucher was considered one of the best painters of his time. However, already during his life, critics pointed to his affectation and artificiality. One of the much-trumpeted critics, Denis Diderot, accused Boucher of painting women as prostitutes and placating the tastes of the nobility. Diderot’s criticism caused the public to condemn, rather than admire, Boucher by the end of his life.