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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    1600 and is considered a more important artist than Louis and Mathieu his brothers who were also painters With regard to their studies it is only known that they were trained by a foreign artist None of Antoine s works of his initial period in Laon have survived as a large number were destroyed during the Terror in 1793 The brothers moved to Paris after 1629 settling in Saint Germain des Près where they opened a studio They soon acquired a solid reputation particularly in the genre of portraiture and received a large number of commissions which encouraged them to take on apprentices Antoine was admitted as a master in the Corporation of Painters of Saint Germain des Près in 1629 and in 1632 was commissioned to execute the traditional group portrait of eight members of the city council earning him the title of the Painter to the City of Paris The three brothers attended the first meetings of the new Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in March 1648 and were admitted as founder members Antoine and Louis died two months later and were buried in the church of Saint Sulpice in Paris Despite numerous efforts by scholars the attribution of the works to the three different hands of the brothers continues to be extremely difficult as their few signed works only bear their surname while those that are dated correspond to the period 1641 to 1648 during which all three were active Antoine has traditionally been thought to execute small format paintings and portraits while Louis painted scenes of peasants and Mathieu historical scenes and religious works The paintings associated with Antoine are small in size and mostly on copper They depict groups of figures generally bourgeois families at home as well as some scenes of peasant families

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    1928 Biography Listen Henri Eugène Le Sidaner began his career around 1880 as a young apprentice of Alexandre Cabanel at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris Soon he was seduced by the Parisian artistic fervour particularly the works of both the Impressionists and the post Impressionists After a few months repressed by the academic milieu the painter abruptly decided to settle in Étaples a small village near Pas de Calais where he finished his training in solitude Distant from the contemporary artistic mainstreams of the capital Le Sidaner mainly represented Northern landscapes filled with humble personages adopting a manner that both recalled the Naturalism of Corot and the immediacy of the Impressionists Nevertheless his poetic atmospheres were permeated with a personal intimate sentimentalism In 1887 the painter exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Franà ais and from 1892 at the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts From 1892 until 1894 Le Sidaner travelled through Holland and Italy and eventually returned to Paris where he approached the symbolist circles and struck up friendships with both Henri Martin and Ernest Laurent By that time the artist had brought about a shift in language by adopting a more classical formula in depicting his melancholic atmospheres In an earlier phase his subject matter was often focused on young women gravitating within crepuscular landscapes as epitomised by the 1898 Le Dimanche Musée de Douai Later his choice privileged private scenarios devoid human presence and rendered with diffused light and warm tones During his life the painter was often awarded with prizes such as the bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900 and was lavishly represented by both private galleries Paris Galerie George Petit and temporary exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States Le Sidaner kept travelling throughout his career Venice London etc refining his

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Title Banks of the RIver Marne near Montévrain Year ca 1900 Biography Listen Lebasque was born on 25 September 1865 in Champigné Maine et Loire into a commercial family who owned a wood business He began his art training in the city of Angers where he entered the École des Beaux Arts In 1885 he decided to continue his studies in Paris in Bonnat s studio In 1890 he took part in the Salon des Indépendants and met Maximilien Luce and Paul Signac with whom he maintained a close friendship During these years Lebasque experimented with neo Impressionist techniques which he abandoned some years later in favour of a more natural brush stroke At the beginning of the 20th century he settled for five years in Lagny where he painted landscapes In 1906 Lebasque s work underwent a marked transformation in the way in which he applied colour to his canvases and interpreted light This change was motivated by his visit to the South of France with his friend Manguin and by the effect that the southern light had on him Over the next few years he worked in Normandy Andelys in 1912 1915 and 1921 Brittany and Vendée and also in Saint Tropez Saint Maxime Nice and Cannet where he settled around 1924 During these years the subjects of his paintings were the objects and people around him portraits of his wife and children interiors and gardens river banks as well as views of the Provence and of the CÃ te d Azur orchards and olive groves For health reasons he had suffered from rheumatism since his youth Lebasque retired to the coast at the end of his life During this last period he painted female nudes the figures filled with light and tenderness Lebasque died in Le Cannet

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Bart van der Leck Title Woodhackers Year 1927 Biography Listen Bart van der Leck was a founding member of the Dutch review De Stijl His interest in blending painting and architecture largely contributed to creating the new relationship between art and life that characterised Neo Plasticism Van der Leck began training as an apprentice in various stained glass window workshops of Utrecht and continued at the Nationaal School voor Kunstnijverheid and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam from 1900 to 1904 He designed furniture and made drawings with his architect friend Piet Klaarhamerb and from 1912 onwards enjoyed the backing of the critic and dealer Hendricus Petrus Bremmer and the collector Hélène Kröller Müller for whom he designed many projects During these years he became interested in depicting the Dutch working class world in a realistic style washerwomen textile factory workers and fishermen s wives among others Between 1912 and 1915 Van der Leck s art evolved towards an abstraction dominated by primary colours and white backgrounds At this stage in his career he met Piet Mondrian in 1916 This contact which was to prove fundamental in the artistic development of both painters materialised in a greater tendency towards the objectivisation of art During the brief period he was involved with De Stijl his conviction of the need to integrate painting and architecture had a determining influence on the rest of the group s members It was precisely disagreement over the role that should be granted to architects in the magazine that spurred him to leave the group a few months later Thereafter he lived in Blaricum and in the works he produced there he never completely severed his links with the visible world and gave abstract expression to animals and members of his family Only at the very

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    architecture at Caen and in 1900 went to live in Paris where he worked as an architectural draughtsman and attended the painting academies of Gérôme and Gabriel Ferrier The powerful impression the Cézanne retrospective of 1907 had on him drove him to abandon the Impressionism of his early works and steep himself in the language of the avant garde He frequented the company of the Cubist painters and Apollinaire and in 1910 he joined the group of artists who exhibited at the gallery of Daniel Henry Kahnweiler The first works he produced within the orbit of Cubism had a figurative component which evolved towards greater abstraction following the Contrasts of Forms series executed in 1913 Léger was involved with the Puteaux group a circle of artists that included the brothers Marcel Duchamp Raymond Duchamp Villon and Jacques Villon who influenced by the theories of the philosopher Henri Bergson were interested in the analogy between art mathematics and music Léger exhibited with them at the salons of the Section d Or He was also in contact with the Russian avant garde and the Italian Futurists and enjoyed a close relationship with the painter Robert Delaunay Léger was conscripted during the First World War and ended up in hospital Later during the interwar period his work showed the influence of the review L Esprit Nouveau founded by the architect Le Corbusier which advocated the machine aesthetic ushering in his machine period in which his works expressed his fascination with the urban landscape of Paris Composition with Three Figures executed in 1932 Paris Centre Pompidou Musée national d art moderne marked the start of his interest in the human figure and his personal approach to classicism in keeping with the widespread tendency of a return to order During the Second World War he

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Listen Nicolas Bernard Lépicié was the son of the Parisian printmaker François Bernard Lépicié from whom he received his first lessons before entering the studio of the painter Carle Vanloo In 1759 he won the second prize in the Prix de Rome although he never travelled to Italy In 1769 he entered the Académie Royale presenting Achilles and the Centaur Chiron Musée des Beaux Arts et d Archéologie Troyes and a few years later in 1777 he was appointed professor at that institution During this phase Lépicié achieved a solid reputation as a history painter which allowed him to participate in numerous royal projects Between 1769 and 1771 he painted Narcissus turned into a Flower and Adonis turned into an Anemone by Venus for the Pietit Trianon both in situ For the École Militaire in Paris he painted a history painting of Saint Louis imparting Justice On the commission of the Count of Angiviiller director of the King s Works he produced tapestry cartoons for the Gobelins Royal Tapestry Manufactory In addition to history painting Lépicié executed portraits and genre scenes and was particularly popular in the latter genre even being compared to David Teniers Among his finest examples is Le Lever de Fanchon Hôtel Sandeli Saint Omer which was praised when it was shown at the Salon in 1773 The minute detail painstaking technique and powers of observation of his works recall 17th century Dutch painting and the Italian 18th century view painters Lépicié was a prolific artist despite his early death left behind a large number of paintings and drawings Some of the most important artists of the generation of Neo classical painters trained in his studio including Carle Vernet Jean Baptiste Regnault Jean Joseph Taillasson and Henri Pierre Danloux Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Sèvres Year ca 1876 1880 Author Stanislas Lépine Title Wedding in St Etienne du Mont Year ca 1878 1880 Biography Listen Born in Caen in 1836 Victor Edouard Stanislas Lépine began his artistic career following the manner of the ship painter Johan Barthold Jongkind and specialising in the rendering of nautical views such as Sailing Boats in Caen Harbour In 1855 the painter moved to Paris and in 1859 he made his début at the Salon exhibiting Port of Caen Moonlight Effect Stanislas Lépine specialised in painting picturesque urban views recurrently choosing to feature the River Seine and the old streets of Paris In 1860 Lépine undertook a more professional apprenticeship under the guidance of Jean Baptiste Camille Corot and during this period met the artist Henri Fantin Latour 1836 1904 The friendship between the two artists is documented by the numerous instances in which Fantin Latour provided Stanislas with financial help In Corot s studio Lépine developed a personal style that is halfway between the traditional pastoral spirit characteristic of his master s compositions and the atmospheric landscapes typical of the impressionists as epitomised by works such as the 1878 Montmartre Rue Saint Vincent and the 1880 Le Pont de Mondo both in the Musée d Orsay Although Lépine never came to equal the popularity of his contemporary colleagues he was invited to participate to the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874 where he exhibited Banks of the Seine and regularly participated in the Salon during his lifetime Grove Dictionary of Art Stanislas Lépine s works were appreciated for both their refined effects of light and for their contemplative moods and are considered by contemporary critics as precursory of the Impressionist movement Dominique Lora Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Staff Jobs Transparency h Home Henry Lewis Biography and Works Author Henry Lewis Born Dead Shropshire 1819 Düsseldorf 1904 Date Works Author Henry Lewis Title Falls of Saint Anthony Upper Mississippi Year 1847 Biography Listen Although he was born in England Henry Lewis emigrated to the United States with his family when he was a child He lived in Boston and in 1836 moved to Saint Louis where he learned the carpenter s trade A few years later he began to work as a painter of stage scenery at the city s theatre Lewis travelled to the Mississippi area in 1846 to draw the landscape and returned again in 1848 The sketches made during this second trip were the basis of a panoramic landscape painting which he titled Mammoth Panorama of the Mississippi River The painting was first exhibited in Cincinnati the city he lived in from 1848 to 1849 Lewis spent the next few years visiting many cities of the east coast with this huge work and travelled to Europe with it in 1851 The panorama was shown in various countries until it was finally bought by a Dutch landowner Two years after arriving in Europe Lewis decided to establish himself in Düsseldorf In 1854 he published Das Illustrierte Mississippi a book in which his illustrations were accompanied by texts written by George B Douglas Despite having settled permanently in Europe and never returning to the United States for the rest of his life Lewis continued to paint landscapes inspired by the sketches made during his trips to the Mississippi Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Paperback Add to Basket Go to the shop Recommended artists George Inness Newburgh 1825 Bridge of

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