Many 19th century painters were influenced by the development of photography. This is especially true of Hippolyte Sebron. Born in Caudebec, France, Sebron began his artistic career studying under and painting with Louis Daguerre (1787-1851), a former scene painter for the opera who had turned to the production of dioramas. Dioramas were large, long canvases which unrolled on stage with a light behind them, producing a primitive moving picture. This led both Daguerre and Sebron to study the effects produced by lighting, in Sebrons case resulting in his paintings of light-filled church interiors like this one. Daguerre went on to...
Created by: Sebron, Hippolyte V.V.
From the Renaissance through the Enlightenment, many painters and sculpters were also architects. Such was the case of Giuseppe Barberi, a Neo-Classical artist of the 18th century, who, like his father, also named Giuseppe Barberi (1682 1767), created sketches and designs for a number of Italian temples and buildings in addition to creating other art objects. This drawing, utilizing black chalk, pen and brown ink, and a grey and brown wash, illustrates a Baroque style of church architecture. Popularized by architects/artists like Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini, these Baroque churches and cathedrals blended classical design derived from the Roman...
Created by: Barberi, Guiseppe