François Lemoyne

1688-1737 France-Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Francois Lemoyne was from Paris. In 1701 he began studying in the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture which lasted for twelve years. He was a member of the Academy and became a professor when he was forty-five. At one stage he tutored François Boucher. In the last years of his life he was First Painter to the King and worked in the Palace of Versailles, notably on the ceiling in the Hercules Drawing Room. Soon after finishing the ceiling his wife died, and between the grief and high pressure he had to endure in the palace he lost his sanity and stabbed himself to death in 1737.

 

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allegory of love

allegory of love


bather

bather


diana and callisto

diana and callisto

diana returning
from the hunt

diana returning from the hunt

head of king louis
the fifteenth

head of king louis the fifteenth


narcissus

narcissus

putti playing with
the accoutrements-

putti playing with the accoutrements of hercules

the apotheosis
of hercules

the apotheosis of hercules

time saving truth
from falsehood

time saving truth from falsehood and envy


amor and psyche

amor and psyche


heracles and omphale

heracles and omphale

latona and the
peasants of lycia

latona and the peasants of lycia

perseus and
andromeda

perseus and andromeda


pygmalion

pygmalion

the amorous
proposal

the amorous proposal


the annunciation

the annunciation

the continence
of scipio

 the continence of scipio


the hunt lunch

the hunt lunch


the rape of europe

the rape of europe


the toilet of venus

the toilet of venus


woman bathing

woman bathing

 


cephalus and aurora

cephalus and aurora


four muses

four muses


venus and adonis

venus and adonis