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Realism in France

Nineteenth-century art – realism in France Ohlone College Art 103B (Art History Early Renaissance to Contemporary) Prof. Kenney Mencher Department of Art and Art History Director Louie Meager Art Gallery Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont, California 94539 Realism in the arts may be generally defined as the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, implausible, exotic and supernatural elements.    

Gustave Doré

Paul Gustave Doré (Born: 06 January 1832; Strasbourg, France; Died: 23 January 1883; Paris, France) was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving. Gustave Doré, the second of the three children of Pierre Louis Christophe Doré, an engineer, and his wife, Alexandrine Marie Anne Pluchart, was born in Strasbourg on 6th January 1832. His biographer, David Kerr, has pointed out: “A child prodigy, Doré  [ Read More ]

Simon Vouet

Simon Vouet (born Jan. 9, 1590, Paris, Fr.—died June 30, 1649, Paris) was a French painter and draftsman, who helped introduce the Italian Baroque style to France.Vouet formed his style in Italy, where he lived from 1612 to 1627. The use of dramatic contrasts of light and shade seen in such early works as his “Two Lovers” indicates that he began in Rome as a follower of Caravaggio. Works done  [ Read More ]

Hugues Merle

Hugues Merle was a French painter who mostly depicted sentimental or moral subjects. He worked in the years 1823-1881. Born in Saint Martin, France and died in Paris, France. He has often been compared with William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Hugues Merle was born in 1823 in Saint Martin. He was a sensitive genre painter of great talent whose paintings of the simple, noble lives of the working class won him international recognition. He studied  [ Read More ]

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Arsen Pochkhua-Georg

Arsen Pochkhua was born in 1923 in Kutaisi. In 1944-49 he ...

Théodore Géricault

Géricault(Born: twenty six Sept 1791; Rouen, Normandy, France-Died: twenty six ...

Ivan Aivazovsky

Hovhannes Aivazian was born on July seventeen, 1817 within the ...

Franz Marc

Videotutorial El sueño Franz Marc Born on February 8, 1880. Munich, Bavaria, ...

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