Saturday, January 21, 2017

Edgar DEGAS Ballet Dancers in Butterfly Costumes (Detail) 1880


Hilaire Germain Edgar de Gas, dit Edgar Degas (1834-1917) dans la même ville, est un artiste peintre, graveur, sculpteur et photographe, naturaliste et impressionniste français. Si Degas est un membre fondateur du groupe des impressionnistes, son œuvre est si varié par ses thèmes et sa pratique qu'il ne les rejoint pas dans leurs traits les plus connus. Sa situation d’exception n’échappe pas aux critiques d’alors, souvent déstabilisées par son avant-gardisme, qui fait encore, aujourd’hui, l’objet de nombreux débats auprès des historiens d’art.

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. He was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his rendition of dancers, racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Etienne Adolph PIOT - Portrait of a Girl


Étienne Adolphe Piot (1825-1910) est un peintre français.

Étienne Adolphe Piot (1825-1910) was a French painter known for his portraits of beautiful young women. He exhibited in the Paris Salons from 1850 to 1909. Little is known about his life.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pascal DAGNAN-BOUVERET Madone à la Treille 1888


Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret (1852 - 1929) est un peintre français.

Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (1852 - 1929), was one of the leading French artists of the naturalist school.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Jane ATCHÉ

Femme à la Marguerite

Jane Atché, née Jeanne Atché le 16 août 1872 à Toulouse et décédée le 6 février 1937 à Paris, est une artiste affichiste.

Jane Atché (1872-1937) was a French painter and lithographer.