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Drouais and conditions of emotional isolation

I rather admire Jean Germain Drouais. From my limited exposure to him from my 19th century French painting class, his work struck me. He worked so hard and was so eager to become a history painter that his work ethic was what eventually killed him. 230 more words

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Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte - Georges Seurat

The term of neo-impressionism was invented by Félix Fénéon in 1886 when he was defending A Sunday afternoon on the Island of La Grande-Jatte. This movement followed the principles of the impressionism: they kept the divided brushstrokes and painting on the spot, among other characteristics. 391 more words

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Eva Prima Pandora by Jean Cousin the Elder

This painting, titled Eva Prima Pandora, was made by Jean Cousin the Elder around 1550. Now it is part of the French paintings collection of the Louvre Museum. 381 more words

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Soap bubbles by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) changed the vision of painting in the 18th century. Far away from the Rococo and other grandiloquent styles, Chardin desired to depict daily life scenes and paint genre art. 312 more words

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Self-portrait of Jean Fouquet

This enamel painted medallion is a real jewel in the Louvre. It was made by Jean Fouquet, a great artist from the end of the 15th century. 384 more words

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