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Antonio Canova | Head of Medusa, 1799-1800



Antonio Canova (1 November 1757 - 13 October 1822) was an Italian** Neoclassical sculptor, famous for his marble sculptures.
Often regarded as the greatest of the Neoclassical artists, his artwork was inspired by the Baroque** and the classical revival, but avoided the melodramatics of the former, and the cold artificiality of the latter.

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Jean-François de Troy | Study of three figures



Jean-François de Troy, de Troy also spelled Detroy (baptized January 27, 1679, Paris, France - died January 26, 1752, Rome, Papal States [Italy]), French Rococo painter known for his tableaux de mode, or scenes of the life of the French upper class and aristocracy, especially during the period of the regency-e.g., Hunt Breakfast (1737) and Luncheon with Oysters (1735).
As a youngster he studied with his father, François de Troy (1645–1730), a portrait painter from Toulouse, but moved to Italy at 14 years of age.

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Hubert Robert | Hall of Seasons at the Louvre, 1802-03




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Angelica Kauffmann | Portrait Louisa Leveson Gower, 1767




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Francisco Goya | La duquesa de Abrantes, 1816




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François Boucher | Head of a Young Girl, 1740-1750




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Édouard Manet | Young Lady, 1866





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Joaquin Sorolla | Siesta in the Garden, 1904




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Abastenia St. Leger Eberle | Windy doorstep, 1910



Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (April 6, 1878 - February 26, 1942) was an American sculptor. Her most famous piece The White Slave representing child prostitution caused controversy when exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show.
A native of Webster City, Iowa, her father was a doctor and her mother a musician. Her family later moved to Kansas, then Missouri, before settling in Canton, Ohio. She initially studied to become a professional musician, but her father noticed her talent for modeling. She received lessons from one of his patients before enrolling at the Art Students League in New York City.

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Alfred Stevens | Un soir a la mer




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Vladimir Borovikovsky | Portrait of Maria Lopukhina, 1797


Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky Влади́мир Луки́ч Боровико́вский, original surname Borovik (born July 24 [Aug. 4, New Style], 1757, Mirgorod, Russia (now Myrhorod, Ukraine)-died April 6 [April 18, New Style], 1825, St. Petersburg), Russian artist of Ukrainian background who was the foremost portraitist of the sentimentalist era and a master of ecclesiastic painting.
Borovikovsky lived in Ukraine until he was 31 years old, having learned the trade of painting from his father, a Cossack and a minor member of the nobility who worked as an icon painter. Only a few of his father’s icons and portraits are extant. Though deeply sincere, they are slightly rough in execution.

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Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), A Child with an Apple





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Berthe Morisot - Dahlias, c.1876


Berthe Morisot was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists.

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Louis de Trinquesse - After the Soirée, 1774


Louis de Trinquesse [ca.1746-1800] was a French painter. He was a student at the Académie Royale from 1758 to at least 1770 and worked both as a portrait painter and a Genre painter. His portraits are usually gentle and uncomplicated likenesses painted in pastel colours, for example the Young Girl (1777; Paris, Louvre). When dealing with older male sitters, however, his style could be grander and more sober, as in the portrait of the Abbé Gentil (1783; Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Musées Bagnols-sur-Cèze) and the Portrait of an Architect (formerly identified as Jacques-Denis Antoine; 1780; private collection), the most ambitious of Trinquesse's known works, showing the architect as if measuring a drawing.
Trinquesse's Genre paintings are in the gallant and bourgeois tradition of Frédéric Schall and Louis-Joseph Watteau de Lille, depicting scenes of love and dalliance in parks and gardens, for example the Offering to Venus (1786; Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts) and the Declaration of Love (1786; private collection). Such works are thoroughly artificial, with a smooth porcelain-like finish; they demonstrate the painter's enjoyment of the depiction of rich materials.
Trinquesse was well known among contemporary collectors for his very assured drawings, mostly in red chalk, many of which depict young artists at work, such as the Drawing Class (Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts). He failed twice to become an Academician and exhibited instead at the Salon de la Correspondance organized by Pahin de la Blancherie.

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Constance Marie Charpentier - Melancholy, 1801


Constance Marie Charpentier (born 1767 Paris, France - 3 August 1849 France) was a French painter. She specialized in genre scenes and portraits, mainly of children and women. She was also known as Constance Marie Bondelu.
Records of Charpentier's training are unclear, but she might have studied with numerous artists. She is typically believed to have studied with the acclaimed French painter Jacques-Louis David, but may also have been a pupil of François Gérard, Pierre Bouillon, Louis Lafitte, and either Johann Georg Wille or his son, Pierre-Alexandre Wille.
In 1788 she received a 'Prix d'Encouragement'. From 1795 to 1819 she exhibited approximately thirty painting at various Salons, winning a gold medal in 1814 at the Paris Salon and a silver medal in 1821 at the Salon at Douai.
It is believed that some of Charpentier's works were incorrectly attributed to her teacher, David. The well-known painting Young Woman Drawing (1801) was incorrectly attributed first to David, then to Charpentier, and is now believed to be the work of Marie-Denise Villers. Based on surviving, positively identified works by Charpentier, she is considered one of the finest portrait painters of her era.

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Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun - Allegory of the Genius of Alexander




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Jacob de Wit | Dutch Rococo Era painter



Jacob de Wit (19 December 1695 - 12 November 1754) was a Dutch artist** and interior decorator who painted many religious scenes.
Jacob de Wit was born in Amsterdam, and became famous for his door and ceiling paintings. He lived on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam, and many of the buildings on the Keizersgracht still have door or ceiling paintings done by him.


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Joseph Wright | A view of Vesuvius from Posillipo, Naples




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Richard Westall ~ Helen of Troy and Paris


 - The Reconciliation of Helen and Paris after his Defeat by Menelaus, 1805

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Still Life painting



Il termine Still life, in italiano "natura morta" rappresenta la raffigurazione pittorica di oggetti inanimati -fiori, frutta, ortaggi, selvaggina, oggetti d'uso. Nel campo della fotografia questo termine è stato ripreso per descrivere la tecnica fotografica di qualsiasi oggetto inanimato.