Jan August Hendrik Leys, more commonly known as Hendrik Leys, was a Belgian artist born in Antwerp, Belgium in February of 1815. Leys worked in his father’s printing business from a young age and showed a passion for drawing and arts. At a very young age he studied under his neighbor who painted furniture, and this later led him to study at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts. Leys always showed a particular interest in depicting historical subjects in his paintings. During his early career he worked closely with Belgian Romantic painter Gustaf Wappers, and Leys was later influenced by French artist Paul Delaroche who also worked mostly in Romanticism.
Occupation: Artist, Painter Born: March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands Died: July 29, 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France age 37 Famous works: Starry Night, The bedroom, Irises, Sunflowers Style/Period: Post-impressionist, Modern Art Where did Vincent van Gogh grow up? Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands in 1853. His father and grandfather were ministers, but others in his family were involved in the art world. Vincent van Gogh had many siblings, two brothers and three sisters. Vincent was closest to his younger brother Theo.
He was a post-impressionist painter whose work is recognized by his highly characteristic brushstrokes. He is said to have built the bridge that connects late nineteenth-century Impressionism and the early twentieth-century Cubism. From 1882, Cezanne produced a generous number of landscape paintings of Aix and L’Estaque, a small fishing village near Marseille (south of France). In Gardanne (1886), this landscape he painted had been made with intense volumetric patterns of geometric rhythms mainly focused on the houses(Figure 3). This painting is then also reinterpreted by Barques’ impression of L’Estaque in
Born in May 22, 1844 - June 14, 1929, Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker she lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas. Mary would paint images of the relationships between mother and their children. Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is apart of Pittsburgh. Her father Robert Simpson Castt (later Cassatt) was a successful stockbroker and her mother Katherine Kelso Johnston, came from a banking family. The name Cassatt came from the cousin of the artists Robert Henri.
Who was Vincent Van Gough?, What was his story?, one might ask. His full name is Vincent Willem Van Gough and he was born on March the 30th 1853, and died on July the 29th 1890. He was considered as a post-impressionist painter, which his art is by far known for its beauty, emotion and for his choice of colour, which than influenced quite a bit the 20th- century. Unfortunately he struggled
Joaquín Sorolla was born in Valencia in 1863. He attended various schools throughout his youth and in these academies is where he first put tremendous focus on his skills as a drawer and painter. At one point in his life, he became an assistant to a well-known photographer and father of his later wife and muse, Clotilde. Before becoming a renowned painter himself, Sorolla discovered many influences from several cities. During the early 1880’s, Sorolla made frequent visits to Madrid, specifically the Prado Museum, where he copied artworks from distinguished artists such as Velázquez, Ribera and El Greco.
Adrien Hébert was an artist from Québec that is remembered for painting scenes of Montréal during the early 20th century. His visual representations of French-Canadian life permit one to take a stroll back in time to nostalgically remember the history and culture of the region. Employing the style of realism, Hébert painted the daily experiences of the common man. Predecessors painted royalty, but his art served as a platform for displaying reality, including the difficulty of manual labor, pollution caused by the Industrial Revolution, and
Declaration of Independence is a work of art made by Romantic era painter John Trumbull. John began the first version of this painting in 1786, 1817 when he was commissioned by Congress to make another version which was purchased in 1819. He began sketching the piece in Paris, convinced by Thomas Jefferson and using his memory of the event. Finally, the commissioned piece was placed in the capitol dome rotunda while the original version was placed in the Yale art gallery. This romantic style painting showcases the drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence on June 28th, 1776, commonly thought to be the signing, which took place at a later date.
Frost drifted through a string of occupations after leaving school, working as a teacher, cobbler, and editor of the Lawrence Sentinel. In 1895, Frost married Elinor Miriam White, whom he’d shared valedictorian honors with in high school and who was a major inspiration for his poetry until her death in 1938. The couple moved to England in 1912, after they tried and failed at farming in New Hampshire. Moreover, who is generally regarded as one of the twentieth-century prominent American poets; he is a symbolist poet on the grounds that he uses natural imagery allusive of particular daily situations and experiences; he uses certain images so that, in addition to their meanings, they allude to abstract thoughts which appear to be more important and resonant. It was abroad that Frost met and
Built between 1806 and 1836, it’s iconic in style and sculpture to the decoration popular at the first half of the 19th century and visitors can admire its delicate design and engravings. 2 Work on the Arc stopped when Napoléon was defeated in 1814, but started up again in 1826 in the name of King Louis-Philippe. The structure was designed by Jean François Thérèse Chalgrin. The work was taken over by Louis-Robert Goust (Chalgrin 's former pupil), after the architect and designer, Jean Chalgrin, died in 1811. Major academic sculptors of France are represented in the sculpture of the Arc de Triomphe: Jean-Pierre Cortot; François Rude; Antoine Étex; James Pradier and Philippe Joseph Henri Lemaire.