Madame De Pompadour


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Pompadour, Madame De

 

(née Jeanne Antoinette Poisson). Born Dec. 29, 1721, in Paris; died April 15, 1764, in Versailles. A favorite of the French king Louis XV from 1745, she had some influence on affairs of state.

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In the catalogues on the 2002 Madame de Pompadour exhibition (Munich, Paris, and London), both Xavier Salmon of the French catalogue and Colin Jones of the English catalogue take issue with the Goncourt brothers' designation of Mme de Pompadour as "la marraine et la reine du Rococo." Both cite her equal cultivation of "le gout grec" as proof of the Goncourts' perpetuation of an erroneous historical association (Salmon 14-15; Jones 152).
Instead of going to the baths, you sit home reading Nancy Mitford's biography of Madame de Pompadour. A case in point: "This love affair took its course," writes Mitford of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour.
An exhibition planned to coincide with the centenary of the Entente Cordiale between England and France, and the birthday of the French artist Francois Boucher, who painted sensual gods and goddesses for King Louis XV and his mistress Madame de Pompadour: Boucher's romantic, idealistic paintings will be compared and contrasted with images by his British contemporaries including Joshua Reynolds.
The mythic subjects of Lincoln's personage-based projects range from the early-twentieth-century opera prodigy Rosa Ponselle to Madame de Pompadour, the gifted mistress of Louis XV.
Among the scores of printmakers working on this vast project was Francois Boucher, the future "First Painter" to King Louis XV and the favorite artist of Madame de Pompadour, the King's mistress.
Madame de Pompadour (nee Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson in 1721), the mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to 1764, materialized in the public eye last year abruptly but emphatically.
New releases from SUTTON PUBLISHING lead this month's list with Margaret Crosland's Madame de Pompadour: Sex, Culture and Power ([pounds sterling]7.99), first published in 2000 and praised in this magazine as a 'well written biography' which brings Madame de Pompadour 'and her exotic hothouse world to live in a thoroughly enjoyable manner'.
Madame de Pompadour Arguably one of the most powerful women of the 18th century, she reigned in the court of Versailles as the arbiter of fashion (oh, and as Louis XV's mistress).
Madame de Pompadour (1721-64) carefully constructed her persona as philosophe, musician, belle-lettriste, and artist--that is, as femme savante--through visually coded representations: this thesis is the focus of Elise Goodman's book.
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford is as much a cultural icon as a work of history.
Great, and extra-political elites, like Madame de Pompadour, Jackie