Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835) was known for his contributions to the Romanticism movement and his depictions of Napoleon Bonaparte’s military conquests.
Antoine-Jean Gros Summary:
- He was Napoleon’s favorite painter and produced several paintings of the emperor himself and his army.
- His father, a miniature painter, trained him at a young age.
- He then began his apprenticeship under leading Neoclassicist painter Jacques-Louis David in 1785.
- Gros drew influence from the works of Peter Paul Reubens and utilizes the same violent brushwork in his paintings.
- He was the heir of Neoclassicism, but he preferred the fervor of Romanticism.
Antoine-Jean Gros Famous Paintings:
- Napoleon on the Bridge at Arcole, 17 November 1796 (1796)
- Napoleon Visiting the Pesthouse at Jaffa (1804)
- Napoleon on the Battlefield at Eylau, February 1807 (1807)
- First Consul Bonaparte (1802)
- The Battle of Abukir (1806)
- Portrait of Second Lieutenant Charles Legrand (1805-1815)