François Boucher's The Wooden Shoes

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“The Wooden Shoes” is painted by François Boucher in 1768, which is an oval oil painting on canvas. Boucher took the advantage of oil paint to subtly blend the colors and created a luminous tone for the painting. The lines are thin in the foreground and relatively thick and the background, and they are largely horizontal, the curved lines help construct the softness and smoothness of human bodies. Boucher’s subtle use of brushstrokes successfully achieved the smooth transition of colors. The bright, warm, delicate colors had built up a relaxed atmosphere for this rustic landscape painting. The young lady in the center was lit up by her light colored dress and the blush on her cheeks; the young man lying on the rock stands out from the

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