Charles Joseph Natoire

1700-1777 France/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Charles Joseph Natoire from Nîmes was one of the most noted Rococo painters of his time. His initial tuition was from his father Florent who was a sculptor but his most prominent tutor was François Lemoyne. His work became ranked alongside that of François Boucher and he included tapestry cartoons and cabinet pictures in his output. By 1751 he was selected Director of the French Academy in Rome where he retired to after spending most of his career in Paris. With the advent of the neoclassical style in the latter years of his life he preferred to spend his time in a teaching capacity. Two of his most renowned students were Joseph Marie Vien and François Hubert Drouais.

 

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cupid sharpening
an arrow

cupid sharpening an arrow

psyche
and proserpina

psyche and proserpina


sibylle

sibylle

the adoration
of the magi

the adoration of the magi

the expulsion
from paradise

the expulsion from paradise

venus demanding
arms from vulcan

venus demanding arms from vulcan for aeneas


venus and cupid

venus and cupid


architecture

architecture


music

music


painting

painting


sculpture

sculpture