Month: June 2019

Jean Baptiste Perronneau: Portrait of Jacques Cazotte

Portrait of Jacques Cazotte: Jean Baptiste Perronneau

This Portrait of Jacques Cazotteby Jean Baptiste Perronneau is in the traditional French style of portraiture, however, is intriguingly informal with the sitter smiling and looking off to his right. It was painted sometime in the 1760s. The sitter is a French writer of poems and novels Jacques Cazotte, who some 30 years after being …

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Andrei Ryabushkin

Andrei Ryabushkin was a Russian painter, active during the end of the 19th century who specialized in pictures of the everyday life of people in Russia during the 17th Century. His family were painters of religious icons and Ryabushkin studied at the Moscow School of Painting as a teenager. After leaving, he toured Russia, studied …

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Paul Gauguin: Self Portrait with a Hat

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) is one of the great post-Impressionist painters. He was among the first to recognize the importance of non-Western art and his art was crucial in the development of art in the first half of the Twentieth Century. Early Life Paul Gauguin (Eugène-Henri-Paul Gauguin) was born in Paris in 1848. His father was …

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André Derain

André Derain was a French Painter who was regarded to have been the co-founder of the art style Fauvism, along with compatriot Henri Matisse. Just six years into his career as an artist, renowned art dealer Ambroise Vollard purchased his entire collection of paintings, allowing him to spend the rest of his 40+ working years …

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Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau (May 21 1844—September 2 1910) was a self-taught French painter of the so-called naïve and primitive style whose work influenced that of Pablo Picasso and the early avant-garde. Notably disregarded as an artist in his lifetime, Rousseau is appreciated today by the critics both for his influence and for his peculiar technique. Early …

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