Santerre, Jean Baptiste

Santerre, Jean Baptiste

(zhäN bätēst` säNtĕr`), 1651–1717, French figure and portrait painter. He was known for allegorical portraits and his rococorococo
, style in architecture, especially in interiors and the decorative arts, which originated in France and was widely used in Europe in the 18th cent. The term may be derived from the French words rocaille and coquille
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 use of nude figures. He founded a drawing academy for women at Versailles. Among his works are Susanna at the Bath (Louvre) and Adelaide d'Orléans (Versailles).
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