François Boucher, 1751 - The Bath of Venus - fine art print

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In Enlightenment France the dedicated search to define truth engendered a re–evaluation of the natural. The belief that it was right to follow nature, and that the pursuit of pleasure was natural, influenced the prevailing conception of the nude. François Boucher, who became the first painter to Louis XV, fully explored his century's interest in the relationship between the rational and the sensual.

In The Bath of Venus, the mythological goddess has lost any allusions to classical history painting and is offered up to the viewer as an object of physical beauty. Venus, located in a lush garden setting, coyly attempts to restrain a pouting Cupid as two putti point to the scene in mocking disapproval. Boucher's success in communicating the charm and sensuality of the nude lies in his mastery of color and fluid brushstrokes. Venus is rendered in porcelain tones, delicately accented in pink, her body highlighted against luscious blue velvet and silk. The two white doves at her feet contrast a thick impasto surface with the transparent water and cool greens and blues of the foliage. The painting exemplifies the rococo love of asymmetric lines and sinuous curves, artfully arranged to seduce both the eye and the mind of the beholder.

The Bath of Venus by the Rococo artist François Boucher as your new art copy

This 18th century artpiece The Bath of Venus was created by the rococo painter François Boucher in 1751. The original creation measures the size: 107 x 84,8 cm (42 1/8 x 33 3/8 in). Oil on canvas was applied by the European painter as the technique for the masterpiece. This artwork belongs to the digital art collection of National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., United States of America. With courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington (public domain license).: . Furthermore, alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format and has an image ratio of 3 : 4, which implies that the length is 25% shorter than the width. The painter François Boucher was a European artist from France, whose style can be attributed primarily to Rococo. The artist was born in the year 1703 and deceased at the age of 67 in the year 1770.

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  • Printed poster (canvas material): Our poster is a printed flat cotton canvas paper with a slightly roughened surface texture. It is particularly suited for framing your art replica with the help of a personal frame. Please note, that depending on the absolute size of the poster print we add a white margin of something between 2-6cm round about the painting to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
  • Aluminium dibond print (metal): These are metal prints on alu dibond material with an impressive depth effect, which creates a contemporary impression with a non-reflective surface. The Direct Print on Aluminum Dibond is your perfect introduction to fine replicas with aluminum. For your Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print your selected artpiece onto the surface of the aluminum material. The colors are luminous in the highest definition, the details appear crisp, and you can really perceive a matte appearance of the product.
  • The canvas print: The printed canvas, not to be confused with a canvas painting, is a digital replica applied onto cotton canvas fabric. A canvas generates a particular effect of three dimensionality. Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, which implies that it is easy to hang up your Canvas print without extra wall-mounts. A canvas print is suited for any kind of wall.
  • Acrylic glass print: The print on acrylic glass, often referenced as a print on plexiglass, will convert your favorite original into wall decoration. In addition, the acrylic glass art print is a viable alternative option to canvas or aluminium dibond prints. The artwork is being printed with the help of modern UV print machines. The great benefit of an acrylic glass print is that contrasts and also smaller painting details become identifiable with the help of the delicate gradation. The acrylic glass protects your custom art print against light and heat for many more years.

The painter

Artist: François Boucher
Gender of the artist: male
Artist nationality: French
Jobs of the artist: painter
Home country: France
Artist classification: old master
Art styles: Rococo
Age at death: 67 years
Born in the year: 1703
Year died: 1770
Deceased in (place): Paris

Structured details of the work of art

Artpiece title: "The Bath of Venus"
Artwork categorization: painting
General term: classic art
Period: 18th century
Year of creation: 1751
Approximate age of artwork: 260 years
Painted on: oil on canvas
Dimensions of the original artwork: 107 x 84,8 cm (42 1/8 x 33 3/8 in)
Museum / location: National Gallery of Art
Location of the museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
Website: National Gallery of Art
Artwork license: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

About this article

Print categorization: art reproduction
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing process: UV direct printing
Production: made in Germany
Type of stock: on demand
Intended product usage: wall art, art reproduction gallery
Orientation: portrait alignment
Image aspect ratio: 3 : 4
Interpretation of aspect ratio: the length is 25% shorter than the width
Available material variants: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47", 120x160cm - 47x63"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47", 120x160cm - 47x63"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Aluminium print size variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Framing of the art copy: please note that this reproduction is not framed

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