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Rethinking Boucher

Author: Melissa Lee Hyde; Mark Ledbury
Publisher: Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, ©2006.
Series: Issues & debates, 15.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unequivocally a modern, Francois Boucher (1703-70) defined the French artistic avant-garde throughout his career. Yet the triumph of modernist aesthetics - with its focus on the self-critical, the autonomous, and the intellectually challenging - has long discouraged art historians and other viewers from taking Boucher's playful and alluring works seriously. Rethinking Boucher revisits the cultural meanings and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rethinking Boucher.
Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, c2006
(OCoLC)608202884
Named Person: François Boucher; François Boucher; François Boucher; François Boucher
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Lee Hyde; Mark Ledbury
ISBN: 089236825X 9780892368259
OCLC Number: 62858057
Notes: "This volume, the fifteenth in the series Issues & debates, evolved from "Everything except the truth? Rethinking Boucher," a symposium organized by the Getty Research Institute and held at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, 23-25 January 2003"--T.p. verso.
Description: xii, 289 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: The pleasures of rethinking François Boucher / Melissa Hyde and Mark Ledbury --
The various Boucher --
Getting into the picture: Boucher's self-portraits of others / Melissa Hyde --
"Details that surreptitiously explain" : Boucher as a genre painter / Colin B. Bailey --
Between Grâce and Volupté: Boucher and religious painting / Martin Schieder --
The unexpected Boucher --
Reproduction and reputation: "François Boucher" and the formation of artistic identities / Katie Scott --
Boucher and theater / Mark Ledbury --
Boucher's enchanted Islands / Mary D. Sheriff --
Plates --
The enlightened Boucher --
Boucher, Diderot, Rousseau / René Démoris --
Pompadour's dream: Boucher, Diderot, and Modernity / Ewa Lajer-Burcharth --
Painting for the senses: Boucher and Epicurean stoicism / Thomas M. Kavanagh.
Series Title: Issues & debates, 15.
Responsibility: edited by Melissa Hyde and Mark Ledbury.
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Depicting Francois Boucher's individuality, this title presents the diversity of his talents, and also the variety of visual and intellectual traditions with which he engaged. It examines the  Read more...

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