Mentor to Gustave Moreau, his brief career showed his brilliance. Claimed by Ingres to be ‘the Napoleon of painting’.
To commemorate the centenary of his death, some of the best portraits of the 19th century, and more.
John Singer Sargent’s teacher, he was the best portrait-painter of the day, and more. He died 100 years ago: a commemoration.
Not only did he help advance the mainstream Impressionists and their careers, but he led the way in his paintings. Happy 200th birthday!
Putting the entire content of Book 1 into a Storyspace/Tinderbox document, to view the Latin and English in parallel.
Who or what exactly is Cupid? How did a mischievous and rather obese infant come to represent love?
Born two centuries ago, his paintings anticipated and influenced those of the mainstream Impressionists. He even painted from a floating studio.