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Lamorinière, François

Sibylle Valcke

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T048928

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(b Antwerp, April 28, 1828; d Antwerp, Jan 3, 1911).

Belgian painter and engraver. He entered the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp in 1840 and studied with the Romantic landscape painter Jacob Jacobs (1812–79) between 1843 and 1847. Before 1850 Lamorinière drew and painted in the surroundings of Oudenaarde and Antwerp in a highly realist manner. His preference for a detailed perception of nature rather than a synthetic evocation went against the tide of landscape painting in Belgium. He exhibited for the first time in the Salon of Antwerp in 1849 with Last Rays of the Sun (Liverpool, Walker A.G.). The following year he became a freemason, having been introduced by his friend Victor Lynen, a businessman and collector who played an important role in the development of the artist’s career.

In June 1853 Lamorinière stayed in Barbizon, in the company of the artists Alfred de Knyff and brothers Xavier De Cock and César De Cock. He was one of the first Belgian painters to work outdoors there, following the example of French artists, but his approach to landscape painting did not change. He continued to depict nature by means of meticulous observation and minutely detailed technique, rather than evoking atmospheric nuances....

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