Le Moyne, Le Moine, or Lemoine, François (all: fräNswäˈ lə mwänˈ) [key], 1688–1737, French painter. After a stay in Venice in 1723, he developed a colorful, sumptuous manner based on the Venetian style. Le Moyne's masterpiece is his decoration of the Salon of Hercules at Versailles. Boucher was his pupil.
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