Sunday, November 23, 2008



Painter of frivolity, of transient moments of sensuality, of veiled eroticism. The last exhibition of his work ended on Jan 13, 08 in Paris in the Musée Jacquemard André. I couldn't go but I'm sure it won't be the last one. In the meantime, we can revel in reading and looking at this magnificent book (in French) written by Jean-Pierre Cuzin et Dimitri Salmon :


In which we can find the following paintings (among many others) :

Baiser à la dérobée (The Stolen Kiss), Oil on canvas, 45x55 cm, 1766, The Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia
Les Heureux hasards de l’escarpolette (The Swing)
Oil on canvas, 81x 64 cm, 1767, Wallace Collection, London, UK
La Lettre d'amour (The Love Letter), Oil on canvas, 83.2x 67 cm, 1770-1780, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York, USA

It is fortunate that exhibitions of his paintings (and of his drawings in the Louvre Museum) are frequent here in Paris : they would require a lot of traveling !