Pierre Monier

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Pierre Monier
Born (1641-05-17)May 17, 1641
Blois, France
Died December 29, 1703(1703-12-29) (aged 62)[1]
Paris, France
Nationality France
Occupation Painter, Author
Years active 1656 – 1703[1]
Notable work La Conquête de la Toison d’Or
Awards Prix de Rome (1664)

Pierre Monier or Mosnier (17 May 1641 – 29 December 1703[1]) was a French painter.[2]

Mosnier was born in Blois, his father Jean Monier was also painter, and was his early instructor. In 1664 he won the inaugural Prix de Rome award for painting la Conquête de la Toison d’Or which translates to the Conquest of the Golden Fleece. In 1665 he traveled to Rome to continue his studies at the School of Rome, he moved back and took up residency in Paris, where he put into practice his teachings for a number of commissions. These were primarily religious-themed works for churches, such as for the Saint-Sulpice, Paris.

Mosnier later taught at the Académie de peinture et de sculpture. In 1698 he wrote and published a series of three books on art: History of the Arts which Relate to the Design. He died in Paris in 1703.[1]

Work[edit]

  • 1664: La Conquête de la Toison d’Or [2]
    La Conquête de la Toison d’Or
    (the Conquest of the Golden Fleece)
    – Pierre Monier, 1664
  • 1665: le Parlement assemblé afin de juger un procès pour le marquis de Locmaviaker [2]
  • 1674: Hercule se préparant à la défense de la ville de Thèbes, sa patrie, menacée par les Minyens, et recevant d’Apollon des flèches, de Mercure une épée et de Vulcain une cuirasse [2]
  • 1698: Histoire des arts qui ont raport au dessein (Paris: Pierre Giffart) Digitization of first edition on Gallica
  • 1699: Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ, entouré de ses apôtres, appelle à lui les petits enfants [2]
Dîmant au temple
(Tithing in the Temple)
–Pierre Monier, unknown year

Monier received the Prix de Rome in 1664 for his painting La Conquête de la Toison d’Or, on October 6th, 1674, he received an Academician for his painting Hercule se préparant à la défense de la ville de Thèbes, sa patrie, menacée par les Minyens, et recevant d’Apollon des flèches, de Mercure une épée et de Vulcain une cuirasse.[2]

Monier continued to paint until his death in 1703.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ontdek schilder, auteur Pierre Monier". rkd.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Translated text from the corresponding French Wikipedia article,"Pierre Mosnier". Wikipédia (in French). 11 January 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 

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