French Rocco painter. Known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories representing the arts or pastoral occupations, intended as a sort of two-dimensional furniture. He also painted several portraits of his illustrious patroness, Madame de Pompadour. He was perhaps the most celebrated decorative artist of the 18th century, with most of his work reflecting the Rococo style. Reflecting inspiration gained from the artists Watteau and Rubens, Boucher's early work celebrates the idyllic and tranquil, portraying nature and landscape with great Úlan. However, his art of traditional rural innocence had a style of eroticism, and his mythological scenes are passionate and intimately amorous rather than traditionally epic.