Francois Boucher's Painting "The Toilet of Venus" Case Study by Nicky

Francois Boucher's Painting "The Toilet of Venus"
Looks at Francois Boucher's painting "The Toilet of Venus", which details the morning preparations of the goddess.
# 145039 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 24, 2010 in Art (History) , Art (Painting) , Art (Fine Art)


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This paper describes the opulent details of Francois Boucher's painting "The Toilet of Venus", which reflect the overindulgence which was so characteristic of the decades before the French Revolution. Next, the author explains that some of the aspects of this painting are reminiscent of Renaissance paintings; however, the partial landscape and the complexities of color, shadow and texture are associated with the art of the eighteenth century. The paper contends that the most prominent facet of the painting is Boucher's use of color.

From the Paper:

"The painter mainly employs linear perspective, though due to the proximity of the viewer to the piece it is hard to tell. Boucher seems to almost purposefully have avoided any use of parallel lines, which makes linear perspective difficult--if not impossible--to perceive. Atmospheric perspective tends to bend the scene together, however, ending equal focus to each constitutive element in the painting, and this does not appear to be the case here. There is the suggestion of atmosphere brought in by the bit of landscape, and in the way that the figures--and Venus especially--seem almost to be a part of the bed."

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Francois Boucher's Painting "The Toilet of Venus" (2010, October 24) Retrieved January 17, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/case-study/francois-boucher-painting-the-toilet-of-venus-145039/

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"Francois Boucher's Painting "The Toilet of Venus"" 24 October 2010. Web. 17 January. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/case-study/francois-boucher-painting-the-toilet-of-venus-145039/>

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