Drouais was the successor to Nattier as the chief portrait painter at the court of Louis XV. He portrayed most of the leading figures o...
Herbert James Draper Herbert James Draper - best known for his dramatic and romantic pai...
Anton Einsle (1801 Vienna - 1871 ibidem) was a very significant Austrian portrait painter of the 19th century. At the age of 13 he bega...
T. C. Chiu T. C. Chiu was born in China and developed an interest in art when he was a young child. ...
Charles-Amable Lenoir (22 October 1860–1926) was a French painter . Like his mentor, William-Adolphe Bouguereau , he was an academic paint...
Louis Lie Perin-Salbreux (1753 Reims - 1817 ibidem) was the son of a cloth manufacturer in Reims, where he studied under Ganes, called ...
William Clarke Wontner 1857 - 1930 London, England William Clarke Wontner was a neo-classical ...
Internationally collected oil painting artist Marty Bell, born in 1931,emerged with new developments in her style and direction. Prope...
Herbert Schmalz was born in England to a German father - Schmalz is best known under that name, but changed his name to Carmichael in 19...
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Rossetti was born, the son of an Italian patriot and political refugee and an English mother, in England. He was raised in an environment of cultural and political activity that, it has been suggested, was of more import to his learning than his formal education. This latter was constituted by a general education at King's College from 1836 to 1841 and, following drawing lessons at a school in central London at the age of fourteen, some time as a student at the Royal Academy from 1845 onwards. Here he studied painting with William Hollman Hunt and John Everett Millais who, in 1848, would set up the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with Rossetti, Rossetti's younger brother and three other students.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Elizabeth Sonrel was the daughter of the painter from Tours, Stephane Sonrel, from whom she received her early artistic guidance. To further her artistic studies she moved on to Paris where she became the pupil of the famous artist Jules Lefebvre at his Ecole des Beaux-Arts. The Tours museum owns her diploma work, Pax et Labor, which was executed in 1892 at the age of 18 and shows how tremendously precocious she was.
She showed at the Salon des Artistes français in Paris from 1893 to 1941, especially large watercolors of idealized women that have both a certain Pre-Raphaelite intensity (since a journey in Italy, to Florence and Rome where she discovered the Renaissance painters, she deeply admired Botticelli) and an affinity to French symbolist painting. She was inspired by Arthurian romance, biblical subjects, archaic legends and medieval love. Some of her mystical works include Ames errantes (Salon of 1894) and Les Esprits de l’abime (Salon of 1899) and Jeune femme a la tapisserie which has an inspiration close to the famous symbolist Maxence. She did not however adhere to the symbolist movement that, besides, totally ignored her.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Jules Charles Aviat (1844 - 1931)
[Jules Aviat, Jules-Charles Aviat]
[Jules Aviat, Jules-Charles Aviat]
|Pupil of:||E. Hebert, Leon Bonnat, and Lafrance|
John Atkinson Grimshaw was a British landscape painter. Born in Leeds, he remained in the north of England for most of his life. He first began painting while working as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway. In 1861 he left his job and decided to become a full-time artist.
|John Atkinson Grimshaw ~ "Good Council"|