was known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories representing the arts or pastoral occupations, and intended as a sort of two-dimensional furniture. He also painted several portraits of his illustrious patroness, Madame de Pompadour. He is famous for saying that the natural world was "trop verte et mal eclaire".
- Francois Boucher - a proponent of Rococo taste 1703-1770
About Francois Boucher: The French painter, Francois Boucher was born in Paris.He was perhaps the most celebrated decorative artist of the 18th century, with most of his work reflecting the Rococo style.Along with his painting, Francois Boucher also designed theatre costumes and sets, and the ardent intrigues of the comic operas of Favart (1710-1792) closely parallel his own style of painting.