French portraitist Charles-Antoine Coypel (1694-1752), the son and grandson of artists, was recognized for his portrayals of 18th century aristocratic society. Note how he creates the illusion that his subject is leaning on a windowsill.
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French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) was the dominant figure of the Neoclassical period of art in the 19th century. His portrait of Madame Moitessier (whom he painted twice) has an almost photographic realism. What do you think of her profile?
Irish artist John Lavery (1856-1941) had a gift for portraiture, immortalizing a range of subjects across the generations.
Baroque artist Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) might have been Flemish (born in Antwerp in modern day Belgium), but he is usually best known as court painter to the British court. His portraits of the royal family, particularly of the doomed King Charles I (deposed and executed by his subjects in 1649), are often outstanding examples […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. IMPRESSIONIST COMRADES IN ART RENOIR’S TRIBUTE TO BAZILLE ….that pure-hearted gentle knight. Pierre-Auguste Renoir about Frederic Bazille In 1867, French Impressionists Frederic Bazille (1841-1870) and Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) were sharing a studio in Paris where the latter artist immortalized his […]