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Art History

French Rococo Era Painter, 1703-1770 François Boucher seems to have been perfectly attuned to his times, a period which had cast off the pomp and circumstance characteristic of the preceding age of Louis XIV and had replaced formality and ritual by intimacy and artificial manners. Boucher was very much bound to the whims of this frivolous society, and he painted primarily what his patrons wanted to see. It appears that their sight was best satisfied by amorous subjects, both mythological and contemporary. The painter was only too happy to supply them, creating the outdoor art for which he is so famous. Boucher was born in Paris on Swept. 29, 1703, the son of Nicolas Boucher, a decorator who specialized in embroidery...

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Post impressionism

It is a common reproach on our present-day culture that we are failing to produce any great works of art. Needless to say, this is a serious indictment. The true flower of any civilization is revealed in its art. Have we not reason, then, to be con cerned about the validity of this accusation? Evidence, of course, is hard to procure, and any true perspective is for us impossible. But how many other periods have misjudged them selves ! We may even doubt, with Whistler, if there ever was an 'artistic period.' All we can say with assurance is that art has happened now and again. Time wipes away the pseudo artistic, while that which possesses merit survives. So it may...

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The Impressionism Vs Post Impressionism

Impressionism was a motion or manner of painting that originated and developed in France in 1870s and distinguished by its focal point on the immediate feeling produced by a landscape or scene and usage of the primary colourss to retroflex existent reflected visible radiation. The manner was characterized chiefly by the usage of intense colourss, unfastened composing, visible radiation and motion and coppice shots. The roots of Impressionism are the early nineteenth century plein-air painting methods by the Barbizon school and naturalism of Camille Corot. Impressionists specialised chiefly in genre scenes and landscapes. They were chiefly concerned with bring forthing ocular world in their pictures in footings of fugitive effects of colour and visible radiation ( Gunderson 35 ) . The...

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