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River Landscape with Ruin and Bridge

Francois Boucher

River Landscape with Ruin and Bridge

Francois Boucher
  • Date: 1762
  • Style: Rococo
  • Genre: landscape
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: rivers-and-waterfalls
  • Dimensions: 58.5 x 72 cm
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This fantasy landscape of vegetation and architectural ruins conveys the impression of a stage set, on which Boucher has strategically placed a number of lyrical figures from the bucolic repertoire: fishermen, shepherds and peasant women. As was common in this genre, the artificial impression of the scene is heightened by a strong light streaming in from the left. Boucher achieved immense success with compositions of this kind.

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