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Are you still watching? - after François Boucher
91.5 x 122cm (unframed)
Oil painting on canvas
2021



Painting (2021)
~ Are you still watching? - after François Boucher



This Rococo painting by François Boucher has undergone a 2020s udpdate. She lies across her sofa surrounded by hallmarks of our time: onlien food delivery, wine, ‘self-care,’ and the ever present mobile phone. Items of leisure and luxury, but also the expectations of how she should appear in public. She does not engage with the viewer of with what’s going on outside, and even seems disengaged in what she’s looking at. In our viewing her in this timw, are we engaging with her the same way a viewer would’ve with a nude female figure in 1752?