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Henri Fantin-Latour

(1836—1904)

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Champfleury

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(b Laon, 17 Sept. 1821; d Sèvres, 6 Dec. 1889).

French writer whose huge and varied output included a good deal about art. He was a leading spokesman for the ...

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Edmond Duranty

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(b Paris, 6 June 1833; d Paris, 9 Apr. 1880).

French writer, primarily a novelist but also an art critic. In the history of art he is most notable as ...

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Eugène Delacroix

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(b Charenton-St-Maurice, nr. Paris, 26 Apr. 1798; d Paris, 13 Aug. 1863).

French painter, draughtsman, and lithographer. He was one of the towering figures of the Romantic movement...

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flower painting

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

Pliny the elder wrote that Pausias, a follower of Apelles, painted a garland to impress his sweetheart Glycera. Most flower painting in the ancient world, however, probably took the form ...

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James McNeill Whistler

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(1834–1903)

American painter and etcher, active mainly in England, where he was one of the key artistic figures of his period. He was celebrated as a wit and a dandy as well as an...

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Odilon Redon

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(b Bordeaux, 20 Apr. 1840; d Paris, 6 July 1916).

French painter, draughtsman, and printmaker, one of the outstanding figures of Symbolism. He led a retiring life, first in...

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South African art

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Prehistoric man's earliest cave drawings are found in South Africa, but South African art can only truly be said to have come into existence in April 1993, with the election ...

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Thomas Couture

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(b Senlis, 21 Dec. 1815; d Villiers-le-Bel, 30 Mar. 1879).

French historical and portrait painter, a pupil of Gros and Delaroche. He is chiefly remembered for his vast ‘orgy’...

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