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Pompeo Batoni

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (b. 1708 Lucca, Italy, d. 1787 Rome ) was an Italian painter whose style incorporated elements of the French Rococo, Bolognese classicism, and nascent Neoclassicism. During his lifetime, the Roman painter Pompeo Batoni was among the most celebrated artists in Europe, counting several popes among his patrons as well as Frederick the Great and Catherine of Russia. Batoni aimed at overcoming the excesses and frivolities of the  [ Read More ]

Karl Bryullov

Karl Pavlovich Bryullov(12 December 1799 – 11 June 1852), known by his friends as “Karl the Great” or the “Tzar of Painting,” was the first Russian painter of international standing. He is often regarded as the founder of Russian Romanticism. Karl Bryullov was the son of the academician of ornamental sculpture Pavel Bryullov. He was born in St. Petersburg and at the age of nine he became a pupil at  [ Read More ]

Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau(6 April 1826 – 18 April 1898) French painter, one of the leading Symbolist artists. The painter’s approach was initially academic and then symbolist, before becoming surprisingly modern and even almost abstract in his last years… The artist worked mainly mythological and biblical themes. As a painter, Moreau appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists. Moreau was born in Paris. His father, Louis Jean Marie Moreau, was an architect,  [ Read More ]

Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet(10 June 1819 – 31 December 1877.Active Years: 1838 – 1877) was a controversial French painter, who bridged the gap between Romanticism and the Impressionist school of painters. He also worked with social issues, and addressed peasantry and the grave working conditions of the poor. His work belonged neither to the predominant Romantic nor Neoclassical schools. Rather, Courbet believed the Realist artist’s mission was the pursuit of truth, which  [ Read More ]

Jules Joseph Lefebvre

Jules Joseph Lefebvre (Tournan, Gers, March 14, 1836 – Paris, February 24, 1911) was a French figure painter, educator and theorist.She has graced magazine covers, had wine named after her and poems written to her. She has experienced fame and adoration and has won high acclaim from critics. Her career began, like the many models after her, in Paris but she was created and moulded by a Master. Lefebvre entered  [ Read More ]

Filippino Lippi

Filippino Lippi (‘ little Filippo’) was born around 1457 in the Republic of  Florence(c. 1457 – April 1504).Filippino Lippi was among the most gifted and accomplished Florentine painters and draftsmen of the second half of the fifteenth century. Born Filippo Lippi in Prato, Tuscany, the illegitimate son of the painter Fra Filippo Lippi and Lucrezia Buti, Filippino first trained under his father. They moved to Spoleto, where Filippino served as workshop  [ Read More ]

Fra Filippo Lippi

Filippo Lippi (1406-1469) was born into a very large and poor family in Florence. Both his parents died when he was still a child. Mona Lapaccia, his aunt, took charge of the boy. In 1420 he was registered in the community of the Carmelite friars of the Carmine in Florence, where remained until 1432, taking the Carmelite vows in 1421 when he was sixteen. He would have been ordained a  [ Read More ]

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Théodore Géricault

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Ivan Aivazovsky

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Franz Marc

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