Jean Joseph Eleonora Antoine Ansiaux was a historical and portrait painter. Ansiaux, was a pupil of Vincent, was born at Liège in 1764 and his works, taken from sacred and profane history, and poetical subjects, are numerous, and place him among the best artists of the French school in the 19th century. He painted portraits of distinguished persons, ministers. He died at Paris in 1840, Raising of the Cross,1827. Museum, Richelieu presenting Poussin to Louis XIII,1817, Ascension,1812 and Conversion of St. Paul,1814. Liège, Hôtel-de-Ville, Return of the Prodigal Son,1819, museum, St. John rebuking Herod,1822 and finding of Moses,1822. Paris, S. Etienne-du-Mont, St. Paul preaohing at Athens
Jean Alexis Achard was a French painter. Born in Voreppe, Isère, into a family, Jean Alexis Achard was self-taught. He began his apprenticeship by copying paintings at the Museum of Grenoble and he attended the free municipal school of Grenoble, and met the Lyon school painters who gave him his first tutelage. Isidore Dagnan was his teacher from 1824 to 1830, at 27, he moved to Paris and copied the Dutch masters at the Louvre. He made an expedition organized by the St. Simonians and thus lived in Egypt between 1835 and 1837 with his friend Victor Sappey and he bought landscapes and genre scenes when he came back to France. Thus, he exhibited at the Salon in 1838, Vue prise aux environs du Caire and he stayed in Auvers-sur-Oise for a while. Between 1858 and 1859, he lived in Honfleur and lived in the Saint-Siméon farm, with Eugène Boudin and he became sick and suffered thru serious financial difficulties, and finally died in 1870 in Grenoble. He is buried at Saint Roch Cemetery, Achard is known for his paintings of Dauphiné landscapes, which earned him the title of master of the landscape in Dauphiné.
He is the creator of the École dauphinoise, whose members were Laurent Guétal, Ernest Victor Hareux, Charles Bertier. Several works by Achard are kept at the Museum of Grenoble, including Paysage, vue de Saint-Egrève and his other works can be seen in Paris at the Louvre, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chambéry, the Musée du Château de Fontainebleau. Achard was a printer, with over sixty etchings. The first printings were created after his paintings, and cover major horizons, thereafter, he focused on more local views of woodlands. Henri Harpignies was his pupil when he was in Paris, but after his comeback in Grenoble, his influence was considerable, especially on Laurent Guétal, Charles Bertier and Édouard Brun, who eagerly followed his advice
Bernard d’Agesci, was the pseudonym of Augustin Bernard a French painter of religious and mythological scenes and portraits. He displayed a talent for art that was noticed by the Marquis dArgenson. In 1779, encouraged by this, he left Niort to visit the museums in Paris, while there, he was a student of Jean-Bernard Restout and Louis Jean François Lagrenée. He made the acquaintance of Jacques-Louis David, four years later, he was sent to the Villa Medici in Rome, as a pensioner of King Louis XVI, under the sponsorship of Joseph-Marie Vien. He soon obtained a prize at the Accademia Clementina in Bologna for his painting of Erato, upon returning to France, he became a portrait painter for the aristocracy. The Revolution effectively put an end to his career in Paris, just as he was preparing to become a member of the Académie in 1792, it was abolished. He rejoined his family in Niort and was able to continue working with little interference. He created a museum there and was involved in organizing their first public library.
His interest in science led to the establishment of a botanical garden. From 1802, he was the Director of the communitys Free School of Drawing, in addition to his paintings, he produced several altarpieces for the local churches and helped restore several buildings. In 1805, he drafted an outline for a project to create a new branch of the arts and his self-designed home, the Italian influenced Villa Rose, is now a historical landmark. His museum and installed in a girls school, has been named after him. Not Greuze, but Bernard dAgesci, by Pierre Rosenberg and Colin Bailey in The Burlington Magazine Vol.143 #1177 April 2001, musée Bernard d’Agesci @ the Communauté dAgglomération de Niort. Niort Maville, Photographs of the Villa Rose
Jean Victor Adam was a French painter and lithographer, Adam was born in Paris in 1801, the son of Jean Adam, an engraver. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1814-18, and in the ateliers of Meynier, in 1819 he exhibited Herminia succouring Tancred. He disappeared from view until 1846, when he exhibited some lithographs. In this line he produced an album, Views in the Environs of Paris, Studies of Animals for an edition of Buffon. He won a medal in 1824, a second class medal in 1836, besides several others from Lille, Douai. He died at Viroflay in 1867, media related to Victor Adam at Wikimedia Commons
Constantine Andreou was a painter and sculptor of Greek origin with a highly successful career that spanned six decades. Andreou has been praised by many as an eminent figure in art of the 20th century. Constantine Andreou was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1917 to Greek parents who had immigrated to Brazil a few years prior, in 1925, his family moved back to Greece where he settled in Athens until the end of World War II. During these years, Andreou dabbled in crafts and for a period worked as a carpenter making furniture while studying technical design, in the same year, he started his study of sculpture, the art form for which he would be most known later. In 1939, Andreou participated at the Panellinio, but the judges disqualified his three sculptures, in 1942], he tried again at the same competition and with the same artwork. The pieces were so lifelike, he was accused of cheating by copying nature, three major personalities of the time in Greece, Memos Makris, John Miliades, and Nikos Nikolaou, came to his defense.
As a result of the publicity, he had his first taste of fame, in 1940, Greece entered World War II on the side of Allies, and by 1941, the country was under Nazi and Italian occupation. Andreou was initially drafted into the Hellenic Army in 1940 and during the occupation he was an member of the Greek Resistance. In 1947, Andreou began using a new personal technique employing welded copper sheets and this new technique allowed him to create a new way to express his creation in a way completely unrelated to tradition. A major impact on Andreous method of expression and in the development of his language was his friendship with Le Corbusier. They first met in 1947 and worked together on and off until 1953, at one time Le Corbusier asked Andreou, Where did you learn how to work. To which Andreou responded Im Greek, I carry the knowledge within me and this friendship instilled in Andreou Le Corbusiers view of architecture as monumental sculpture and, sculpture subject to the laws of architecture.
In the same period, Andreou became a member of a group of philosophers, including Jean-Paul Sartre. Andreou had his first exhibition in Paris in 1951, where he demonstrated the transformation of his style, in the group exhibition Seven Greek Sculptors, Andreou was characterized as the most famous Greek sculptor in the capital with a rich and successful work. By the end of the decade, Andreou was widely known in the French art scene and considered an equal to Mondrian, Picasso, in 1982, he was given the lead as chairman of the Paris Autumn Salon for sculpture. In 1999, the library of the town La Ville-du-Bois, where Andreou resided while in France, was named in honor of Constantine Andreou. Throughout his time in France, he visited his friends and family in Greece and many times exhibited his work in various cities. In 1977, Andreou bought an old winery on the island of Aegina
France, officially the French Republic, is a country with territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European, or metropolitan, area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, Overseas France include French Guiana on the South American continent and several island territories in the Atlantic and Indian oceans. France spans 643,801 square kilometres and had a population of almost 67 million people as of January 2017. It is a unitary republic with the capital in Paris. Other major urban centres include Marseille, Lille, Toulouse, during the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. The area was annexed in 51 BC by Rome, which held Gaul until 486, France emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages, with its victory in the Hundred Years War strengthening state-building and political centralisation. During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a colonial empire was established.
The 16th century was dominated by civil wars between Catholics and Protestants. France became Europes dominant cultural and military power under Louis XIV, in the 19th century Napoleon took power and established the First French Empire, whose subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and dissolved in the course of the Algerian War, the Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, was formed in 1958 and remains to this day. Algeria and nearly all the colonies became independent in the 1960s with minimal controversy and typically retained close economic. France has long been a centre of art, science. It hosts Europes fourth-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and receives around 83 million foreign tourists annually, France is a developed country with the worlds sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest by purchasing power parity.
In terms of household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, France remains a great power in the world, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a member state of the European Union and the Eurozone. It is a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, originally applied to the whole Frankish Empire, the name France comes from the Latin Francia, or country of the Franks
Jean Pierre Alexandre Antigna was a French painter. Antigna was born in Orléans, where his earliest training took place, under a local painter, François Salmon. On October 9,1837, he entered the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he was a pupil of Sebastien Norblin de la Gourdaine as well as the renowned Paul Delaroche, until 1845 his paintings were generally religious scenes and portraits. Yet, after living in the quarter of the Île Saint-Louis in Paris he would incorporate images of the suffering. By the 1848 Revolution Antigna was devoted to the Realist style and he exhibited at the Salon and received the Legion of Honour in 1861. He traveled to Spain and Brittany numerous times in order to paint multifarious scenes, in 1861 Antigna married Hélène Marie Pettit, who became a painter herself. Their son, Andre-Marc Antigna, was a painter and miniaturist, artfact. com Alexandre Antigna at Art Renewal Center