The Social Sciences

Year: 2015
Volume: 10
Issue: 7
Page No. 1822 - 1827

Interpretation of Rococo Style in the Products of Furniture Makers from Dubois Family

Authors : Lily R. Akhmetova, Mikhail K. Yao and Rasyh F. Salakhov

Abstract: This study is devoted to the analysis of creation and the peculiarities style of French furniture maker style (XVIIIth century) Jacques and Rene Dubois. The interest to the works of Jacques Dubois, appeared at the end of the XIXth century. In 20-30 year of the 20th century, an increasing number of publications about him is observed and the number of works held at auctions is increased during 20-30s of the 20th century. It appears necessary now to return to the works of this master again since, they reflect not only the characteristic features of the style but also their unique researcher’s interpretation. The relevance of the study is that it sets the task to show that an artist in the past, a craftsman and now a designer may combine into a single artistic whole the sense of material, to understand the specific purpose of a subject, to understand his forms in an artistic way and to find the most expressive elements of decor. All these qualities coupled together make a harmonious art style. The stylistic unity characterizes the products of Dubois Studio as well as all the furniture art of Louis XV period. The study has the prospects of development as it may join the anthology of works dedicated to the works of French Ebenists of the XVIIIth century. This anthology could be transferred from the data and their work listing but also to reveal their artistic significance and the evolution of style. The study used the stylistic analysis, the new furniture of Dubois workshop are attributed, described and put into scientific circulation. The items are in the private collections of the XVIIIth century furniture making the part of a large collection of fine arts from Mr. A.V. Semin one of the largest and competent collectors of European art in Russia.

How to cite this article:

Lily R. Akhmetova, Mikhail K. Yao and Rasyh F. Salakhov, 2015. Interpretation of Rococo Style in the Products of Furniture Makers from Dubois Family. The Social Sciences, 10: 1822-1827.

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