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Vincenzo Cabianca (1827-1902) Macchiaioli painter



Vincenzo Cabianca was an Italian painter of the Macchiaioli group🎨.
He was born in Verona in modest circumstances. He began his artistic training at the Verona Academy under Giovanni Caliari, and then studied at the Venice Academy from 1845-1847.
An admirer of Giuseppe Mazzini, he became associated with the Young Italy movement and was taken prisoner while participating in the defense of Bologna in 1848.
After his release he lived in Venice from 1849-1853.


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Emile Auguste Hublin (1830-1891) | Genre painter



Emile Auguste Hublin was born and raised in Angers, the historic capital of the northwestern French province of Anjou.
In the late 1840s or early 1850s, he moved to Paris, where he trained with François Edouard Picot, a student of Jacques-Louis David🎨.
Hublin depicted his rural subjects in regional attire often revealing signs of wear.
He thus demonstrated his accord with the Realism of Courbet🎨 and Millet🎨.


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Jean-Francois Millet | Rest after work, 1866



Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) was a French artist🎨 and one of the founders of the Barbizon school🎨 in rural France.
Millet is noted for his paintings of peasant farmers and can be categorized as part of the Realism art movement.
Toward the end of his career he became increasingly interested in painting pure landscapes.
He is known best for his oil paintings but is also noted for his pastels, conte crayon drawings, and etchings.


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Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374) | Quotes


Marie Alexandre Valentin Sellier (French, 19th/20th Century) | La farandole de Pétrarque, 1900

"Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good".
"L'amore è la grazia incoronante dell'umanità, il diritto più santo dell'anima, il legame d'oro che ci lega al dovere e alla verità, il principio redentrice che principalmente riconcilia il cuore con la vita ed è profetico del bene eterno".


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Aloysius O'Kelly | Breton girls on a beach



Aloysius O'Kelly (1853-1936) was an Irish painter.

Early life

Aloysius was the youngest of four boys and one girl to the Kelly family of Dublin. His grandparents on his father's side were natives of County Roscommon and his father ran a blacksmith's shop and dray making business in Peterson's Lane. It was his mother who directed him towards a career in the arts.


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Cecile Walton (1891-1956) Symbolist painter




From an artistic family, Scottish painter Cecile Walton was the daughter of Glasgow Boys artist Edward Arthur Walton.
She studied in London, Edinburgh, Paris and Florence and became a member of the Edinburgh Group, practising in the capital as a painter, sculptor and illustrator.
Influenced by the Symbolist style, her book illustrations for the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen perfectly capture the fanciful characters and stories of the Danish author. | © National Galleries of Scotland


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Jules-Élie Delaunay (1828-1891) Academic painter



Jules-Élie Delaunay was a French🎨 academic painter.
He was born at Nantes in the Loire-Atlantique département of France. Delaunay studied under Flandrin, and at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris under Lamothe.
He worked in the classicist manner of Ingres🎨 until, after winning🎨 the Prix de Rome, he went to Italy; in 1856, and abandoned the ideal of Raphaelesque perfection for the sincerity and severity of the quattrocentists.