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  • Marat assassinated! July 13, 1793, 8 o'clock in the evening | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    exhibition Bathing The work This patriotically inspired Assassination of Marat painted in 1880 presents a revised version of historical events with Charlotte Corday portrayed as a dangerous terrorist execrated by the good people No tribute to David here Charlotte Corday is still holding the bloody knife and with complete disregard for history a horde of hysterical revolutionaries burst into the room to arrest her The painting most resembles a modern day musical or in those days an opéra comique There is nonetheless a sentimentality a grandiloquence and a kitsch profusion of color that are the trademarks of this respectable craftsman The artist Jean Joseph Weerts was born in Roubaix in 1846 to Belgian immigrant parents who had moved to northern France to work in the textile industry His father an excellent draughtsman gave him lessons later sending him to the Academy in Roubaix The young Jean Joseph was gifted and won a scholarship to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where he joined the studio of Cabanel This marked the beginning of a perfect academic career involving patriotic and edifying historical painting portraits of famous people and religious painting He became one of the most prominent artists

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/marat-assassinated-weerts.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Workshop in Rue de Furstenberg | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    artist The Franco Prussian War 1870 like the Great War of 1914 18 brutally cut short promising artistic careers Jean Frédéric Bazille s life is such an example Born in 1841 in Montpellier he became interested in painting after seeing the works of Delacroix Having moved to Paris to study medicine he encountered Renoir Sisley and impressionism and threw himself wholeheartedly into a life in the arts Given that he

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/workshop-furstenberg.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Famous views of Tokyo series | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Thierry Ollivier View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition The work This print is one of a series of famous views of Tokyo itself a revisiting of a series by the same name done some forty years previously by Utagawa Hiroshige his master and father in law At this time Tokyo was already a megalopolis of over a million people and public transportation was therefore essential As was his custom Hiroshige III shows the shift towards Western ways that Japan embarked upon in the late 19 th century Many of his prints show an electricity pole in the foreground like the photos that modern tourists take in Japan One notices that the coachman of this omnibus and some of the passengers are wearing Western style hats The artist Hiroshige III Utagawa Hiroshige III whose real name was Ando Tokubei was a Japanese painter draftsman and engraver born in Tokyo in 1842 to a carpenter father though later adopted by an art restorer He met the engraver Utagawa Hiroshige and became his second pupil as well as his second son in law and changed his name several times as was customary among Japanese painters Hiroshige III was very active after

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  • Victor Hugo's Funeral | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Museum of the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Victor Hugo s Funeral anonymous 1885 black white stereo image LL Roger Viollet View this work in the exhibition The Street Contact Friends of the

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/funeral-victor-hugo.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Peasant Woman By the Hearth | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    worked on the theme of potato eaters Using neighboring families as his models he painted in a dark palette of grays blacks and browns far removed from the brilliant colors he would use later He paid special attention to the effects of shadow and light thoroughly rendered in this study of a peasant hunched over the hearth The artist Vincent Van Gogh owes his exceptional notoriety as much to his solitary tormented life as to his work Reared by a pastor father in a large family living in the Dutch countryside he was bedeviled his entire life by a deep tension between his personal aspirations and the heavy burdens of bourgeois Calvinist society Hired at age 16 to work at Goupil et Cie an art dealer company in The Hague London and Paris he left to become a pastor His interest at the time in society s humblest members and his Spartan lifestyle baffled religious authorities and his family except for his brother Théo an art dealer With his brother s financial and emotional support Vincent decided to devote himself to painting After first producing paintings in dark colors depicting the life of ordinary people he discovered pointillism impressionism and

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/peasant-woman-van-gogh.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Passage du Puits-Bertin (Clichy) | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    s gas tanks and a third one half hidden by the house The work no doubt done from a photograph therefore shows a slightly off centre viewpoint to the right in relation to the painting Les Gazomètres à Clichy Gasometers at Clichy painted the same year Here it was no longer a matter of the color theory which influenced Seurat in the development of pointillism Signac applied the approach to drawing and the points black lead and ink create an accumulation of contrasts of gray just like on a photographic image The artist This son of well to do merchants born in Paris on November 11 1863 quickly developed a passion for Impressionist painting especially the work of Monet He began to teach himself in 1882 and spent time with Pissarro but it was his meeting with Georges Seurat in 1883 that would permanently influence his art Seurat was then beginning his Un Dimanche à la Grande Jatte Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte the painting in which he perfected his pointillist approach Signac fascinated adopted the same approach mingling it with the naturalism of Caillebotte who taught him to sail founded the Society of Independent Artists

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/ragpickers-round.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • The Schuffenecker Family | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    s first exhibit and was among the first Vincent Van Gogh collectors The artist Born in Paris in 1848 the grandson of Flora Tristan spent his early childhood in Latin America before returning to France In 1873 after having traveled extensively as a sailor for a few years then working as a stockbroker he began teaching himself painting and sculpture deserting his family whom he could no longer support In

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  • The Panthéon-Courcelles Omnibus | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    and drawn by three horses was one of the busiest lines run by Compagnie Générale des Omnibus Bonnard managed to capture its power thanks to a bold low viewing angle This small oil on board now at the Fondation Bemberg in Toulouse in 1899 was used for the cover of the first edition of Georges Courteline s musical L omnibus Panthéon Courcelles which makes fun of the line s legendary slowness The artist Pierre Bonnard born in Fontenay aux Roses in 1867 was initially part of the Nabi group along with Vuillard Vallotton and Maurice Denis He had met Vuillard at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where he went in 1888 after obtaining a law degree He was fond of Japanese art which gave him an unusual conception of space with off center arrangements no perspective and rich decorative motifs He became a lawyer in 1890 and spent his time drawing his fellow lawyers in court In 1893 he met Marthe who became his model and companion In the early 20th century he traveled to Italy Spain Belgium and Holland On his return his art gradually moved away from the Nabi and his palette lightened He painted a

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/omnibus-pantheon-courcelles.htm (2016-04-28)
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