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Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805 ) was a French painter. He was born at Tournus, in Burgundy, he is generally said to have formed his own talent. Greuze, in painting, achieved with extraordinary success, although his works, like the plays of Diderot, were affected by that very artificiality against which they protested. The touch of melodramatic exaggeration, however, which runs through them finds an apology in the firm and brilliant play of line, in the freshness and vigour of the flesh tints, in the enticing softness of expression.   more from wikipedia »