The Fauvist influence on LArc de Triomphe is evident in the strong, dark outlines of form surmounted by splashes and broad strokes of brilliant color. Edoaurd-Lon Edy-Legrand created a highly personal scene blending the Impressionist imperative of painting ones own time with the expressionistic color of the Fauves to depict one of the iconic images of France, boldly placing it in the background in order to fill his image with the foliage of the trees along the avenues, the modern apartment building, and the rush of humanity along the street that characterize the daily life of Paris in his time....
Created by: Edy-Legrand, Edouard Leon Louis
After Rodin had become famous as a result of both his sculpture and the frequent controversies surrounding it, he was hired, as one of the rare fine artists to have begun his career as the graduate of a school for artisans, to sculpt a pair of giant doors for a planned museum of decorative arts. These became his famous project, The Gates of Hell (though, like the museum, they were never completed). However, Rodin used these designs for the doors to experiment with and the sculptures originally created with The Gates in mind are among his most famous. His original...
Created by: Rodin, Auguste
Born in Nantes, France, Guillaume studied art in Paris before coming to the U.S. and settling in Richmond in 1857. He was probably the best-trained portraitist working in the South during the Civil War and is known for his portraits of Confederate generals, including the 6 equestrian portraits in this gallery. Like many painters, Guillaume used himself as a subject at various ages; this was one of his earliest, as a young man. The Olla Podrida Gallery features another self-portrait depicting himself as a successful middle-aged man and doting husband of the wife in its companion piece.
Created by: Guillaume, L.M.D.
The 19th century was the great era of monumental sculpture. Many of the smaller sculptures in the Norton were originally maquettes (small sculptural models) that were used for various portions of larger-than-life-size monuments, memorials, and mausoleums. One often revisited subject for monuments in both countries was the unique friendship between France and America during the American Revolution. Washington could not have possibly led American troops to victory without the substantial aid of the French, most notably with their Navy and the army led by the Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette was also a hero of the French Revolution as well and...
Created by: Dalou, Aime-Jules
Lake Franconia, New Hampshire is an example of a painting technique known as grisaille. Grisaille translates loosely as "gray tones" and refers to a work created using only various tones of gray, though occasionally grisaille paintings are produced in brown monochromatic shades as well. The tradition of grisaille emerged originally as an underpainting for oil paintings over which glazing layers of color would be laid. However, as engraving and other forms of black and white prints for books and magazines became popular, these works were useful as a model for the engraver to work from. It was also a popular...
Created by: Montague, F.L.