Francois Boucher, the first painter of the King
Francois Boucher is a prominent representative of the Rococo era and a master of Fine Arts in French painting of the early 18th century. Creativity Bush is extremely difficult to describe only some colors and angles, as his pictorial activity is not limited to painting
And also on the engraving and decorating. As court painter to the king, Francois repeatedly entrusted the most important work in the field of creative activities such as decorating books, costumes and create unique images for the Paris Opera, participation in the performance of unique interiors. Francois Boucher appears to us a kind of extremals of his time, for a taste of his unique art based solely on improvisation than on the lessons learned. And all these features are reflected, as in his paintings, as well as in other artistic works.
In his artistic compositions Bush repeatedly touches mythology along with the Pastoral and allegories. Thanks to such an extraordinary confusion of images appear, thoroughly imbued with sentimentality, sensuality and even some unnatural corny.
On his canvases Francois Boucher preferred to portray characters that lend themselves to amorous pleasures, or represented during the occupation of their daily business. Heroes paintings are filled with blue and pale pink tones colors. Smooth transitions of shades and contrasts supplement composition patterns in them and so complex combination of curves, lines, shapes and volumes. Bush brilliantly mastered techniques of draping, supply of light angles, placing his characters such a way that a number of them could be located also a number of items and decorations. Francois Boucher works are striking in their looseness and sensuality. Particular preference and attention Boucher devoted to the goddess Venus, as well as everyday Parisian daily and very simple sketches of village life.
A distinctive feature paintings by Francois Boucher are bright and pearly shades, in which all the artist’s paintings. Enveloping the whole subject of the picture some haze, the artist gives them even more mystery and transparency, he always sought to portray in his paintings. Bush - a lover of mythological themes. In his paintings there is no truth and realism. The whole composition paintings imbued with monotony, but it is extremely finely detailed and perfect in every detail.
Slightly penetrating the concrete facts of the artist’s life, it is worth mentioning his trip to Rome. This event is special, because it is indirectly influenced all creativity Francois Boucher. Author of famous paintings, visited Italy for a deep study of creativity and way of life nayizvestneyshih artists such as Albano and Pietro da Cortona. Cortona has become a fundamental element of the subsequent creation Bush. Paintings author began to resemble paintings that came out from under the brush respected and inherited them Pietro. But despite Awesome fascination and reverence Cortona, Francois did not lose their identity, but only emphasized the individual parts of his paintings, which according to critics and contemporaries of the author became more clearly verified, purchased lacks strong rod and courage, mixed with a slight, characteristic of the author’s future chill.
Fine spiritual organization of the first king of the artist, can clearly be seen in each of his legendary work. Sample colorful and enlightenment in the depths of the most assorted spheres Bush, is the work "Hercules and Omphale". Connoisseurs of fine art, repeatedly pointed to the bright glow of the Flemish motifs in this work and, consequently, in a deep perception of the world by the artist. Expressive features and fleeting, sometimes invisible to the ordinary observer expressive images, details, talk about nedyuzhy observation Francois. Only imbued with the essence of things and most slightest features paintings creator is able to achieve and create unique characters and filled with images of creatures, heroes Elliady and noble persons mythology and ethnic group.
Francois Boucher and experienced an acute crisis of his work. Toward the end of the eighteenth century, the author deeply felt and suffered himself to the degradation of the aristocracy. Aristocratic society of that time was like Francois mockery, mockery onetime systems. The writer was in the days of survivals and it dramatically changed his handwriting. Paintings author became hard, is not peculiar to him cold and according to some judges "lifeless". As in the remnants of the aristocracy, on the canvases appeared feigned enthusiasm, hard elements of ridicule and superiority, arrogance. Grace, the fragility of images and their characters - admirers of the author’s favorite elements are gone, disappeared under the dust and vague feelings of grief author about old times and cultural foundations of society. Rococo inherent Bush distorted beyond recognition and ugly. Thus, once again the picture of the author reflected his inner anguish, experience and subtlety of a creative nature.