Boucher and Chardin
Masters of Modern Manners
ISBN10: 1903470757 ISBN13: 9781903470756 Contributors: Vogtherr, Christoph Martin (Contributor); Eatwell, Ann (Contributor) Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub Published: Nov 30 2008 Pages: 144 Weight: 1.75lbs. Height: 10.75" Width: 9.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
This book accompanies an exhibition examining the relationships between two works. When seen within the context of contemporary depictions of modish women and fashionable interiors, Boucher and Chardin's paintings acquire a new resonance, showing the rise of a new manner in French genre painting. This provides an opportunity to address undercurrent themes of social history such as the artists' attitudes to fashion, interior decoration and the consumption of tea - a pastime influenced by new trade links with China.