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Tag Archives: 19th century

In The Gallery: Still Life of Peaches and Grapes by Edward Chalmers Leavitt, 1884

Oct

09

Still life painting gained recognition as an independent subject in American art in the 17th century but was considered low on the art hierarchy behind history paintings and portraiture, until the late 19th century. The genre gained…

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In the Gallery: Landscape by Henri-Joseph Harpignies, 1893

May

21

Henri- Joseph Harpignies was a French painter and printmaker, who made a late in life debut in the Salon in 1853. Harpignies showed…

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Art History Primer #2: Impressionism

Feb

20

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. – Claude Monet

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#6 Edmund Darch Lewis – Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Nov

08

Born and educated in Philadelphia, Edmund Darch Lewis studied painting for only a short time before he began exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later at the National Academy of Design in New York. He quickly became one of the most popular painters in Philadelphia, specializing in landscapes and marine scenes [...]

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#7 William-Adolphe Bouguereau – Return from the Harvest

Nov

01

Reproduction of original frame by Diego Salazar Antique Frames, New York, given in honor of Jack Lee Scott by Jane McRae Scott, 2003. After a strict academic training as a painter at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, Bouguereau was awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1850. This prize enabled him to move [...]

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#14 William-Adolphe Bouguereau – Day Dreams

Sep

13

William Bouguereau’s realistic, sometimes sentimental style came to represent the academic tradition in nineteenth century French art.  He was both a commercial and critical success, exhibiting often in the French Salon and serving as President of the French Academy.  His disciplined method of painting entailed the creation of preliminary drawings, precise rendering forms in space [...]

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