Painting of the French artist Francois Boucher “Toilet of Venus”. The size of the picture is 108 x 85 cm, canvas, oil.
In addition to numerous paintings of mythological and biblical themes, landscapes, portraits and genre paintings, Boucher created numerous series of engravings, illustrated the books of Daniel, Moliere, Boccaccio, Ovid.
The painter worked in many types of decorative and applied art: he created scenery for operas and plays, cardboards for royal trellis manufactories; performed ornamental painting of the products of Sevres porcelain, painted fans, performed miniatures, etc. François Boucher was awarded many honors, including the title of a court painter. Actively involved in the decoration of the residences of the king and the marquise of Jeanne Antoinette de Pompadour, private mansions of Paris.
The favorite of Louis XV, the Marquis de Pompadour, which Bushe captured in several portraits, was his admirer and patroness. In the last years of his life, Francois Boucher was director of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture and “the first painter of the king.” The best paintings of Boucher are characterized by extraordinary charm and perfect execution.