Monday, March 27, 2017

William-Adolphe BOUGUEREAU Tricoteuse Bretonne 1871


William Bouguereau (1825-1905) est un peintre français représentatif de la peinture académique.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a French academic painter and traditionalist. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Edgar MAXENCE Edelweiss


Edgard Maxence (1871-1954) est un peintre symboliste français.

Edgard Maxence (1871-1954) was a French Symbolist painter.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Jean-Baptiste GREUZE


Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) est un peintre et dessinateur français.

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) was a French painter of portraits, genre scenes, and history painting.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Alexandre CABANEL Saint Monica 1845


Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) est un artiste peintre français, considéré comme l'un des grands peintres académiques du Second Empire, dont il est l'un des artistes les plus admirés.

Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) was a French painter born in Montpellier, Hérault. He painted historical, classical and religious subjects in the academic style. He was also well known as a portrait painter. According to Diccionario Enciclopedico Salvat, Cabanel is the best representative of the L'art pompier and Napoleon III's preferred painter.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Albert AUBLET Reading on the Garden Path 1883


Albert Aublet (1851-1938) est un artiste peintre français.

Albert Aublet (1851-1938) was a French painter.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Maurice MILLIERE


Maurice Millière (1871-1946) est un artiste peintre, illustrateur et lithographe français. Il est l'un des inventeurs de la « petite femme de Millière, une Parisienne souriante ».

Maurice Milliere (1871-1946) was a French painter, printmaker and illustrator, born in Le Havre to upper working class parents; his father was a merchant's clerk. His early artistic interests are not known, but he completed his secondary education at the Ecole De Beaux Arts in Le Havre before travelling to Paris in 1889 to continue his studies at the l'Ecole des Arts Decoratifs and l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lucien Victor GUIRAND DE SCEVOLA The Veiled Woman 1901


Lucien-Victor Guirand, dit Lucien-Victor Guirand de Scévola (1871-1950) est un peintre, dessinateur et illustrateur français.

Lucien-Victor Guirand de Scévola (1871-1950) was a French painter. He is known for his pioneering leadership of the Section de Camouflage (the French Camouflage Department) in World War I.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Jean-Baptiste GREUZE


Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) est un peintre et dessinateur français.

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) was a French painter of portraits, genre scenes, and history painting.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Jacques-Louis DAVID Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and his Wife 1788


Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), est un peintre français né à Bruxelles. Il est considéré comme le chef de file du mouvement néo-classique, dont il représente le style pictural. Il opère une rupture avec le style galant et libertin de la peinture rococo du XVIIIe siècle représentée à l'époque par François Boucher et Carl Van Loo, et revendique l’héritage du classicisme de Nicolas Poussin et des idéaux esthétiques grecs et romains, en cherchant, selon sa propre formule, à « régénérer les arts en développant une peinture que les classiques grecs et romains auraient sans hésiter pu prendre pour la leur ».

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) was a French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent painter of the era. In the 1780s his cerebral brand of history painting marked a change in taste away from Rococo frivolity toward a classical austerity and severity, heightened feeling harmonizing with the moral climate of the final years of the Ancien Régime.