JEAN BAPTISTE OUDRY

DOCUMENTARIST

OF NATURE

Jean-Baptiste Oudry (born March 17, 1686 in Paris, † April 30, 1755 in Beauvais) was a French painter of the Rococo area at the court of Louis XV. During his lifetime, Oudry was celebrated for his hunting scenes as well as his naturalistic representations of animals.

MAGIC OF THE MOMENT

DOG BITES SWAN

With stunning accuracy, Oudry illustrates the two fighting creatures that seem absolutely equal. In Oudry's very conspicuous pictorial composition, from left to right, a great tension and dynamism is created. The viewer wonders who will attack first.

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