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Boucher's Madame de Pompadour: Controlling the Gaze
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
arts, elite, XV, François, yellows, edges, drawings, roses, bourgeoisie, , Boucher, buildings, music, rose, Versailles
1754: Pastel of Madame de Pompadour
the official mistress of Louis     
came from the                        rather than the nobility
ennobled by the king upon becoming his official mistress
known for her beauty and
a clever woman
had the king appoint her brother and uncle to positions of importance regarding          in the society
directors of king's                   
responsible for works of art in                      and the Louvre
she was controversial
a woman
from the bourgeoisie
influencing decisions on matters of taste in the court
a genre that skilled artists like Boucher excelled at during this period
works of art in their own right
more intimate kinds of art that were collected by            people who had taste
in collecting                 
rather than drawing that were used more decoratively
Madame Pompadour was an amateur artist herself
took lessons in drawing and print making with               
Boucher technically worked for her
the painting
Madame Pompadour
in a crown of           
framed by roses
framed by putti
below her you see references to her taste in the arts
scripts of           
scrolls and a book
fine lines on putti
contrast with light            on Madame Pompadour
shown as a woman as beauty
         buds emphasize her femininity
tended to be pastels
light pinks, blues, greens and               
delicate hues
adds to the reception of Madame Pompadour as a delicate person of learning


putto, n. (plural "putti"), a figure in a work of art depicted as a chubby male child, usually naked and sometimes winged, often called a cherub although unlike the Biblical cherub which were sacred, putti are secular and usually represent a non-religious passion  "Madame Pompadour's bust is framed by little putti which are characteristic of 17th century French and Italian art in particular."

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