Neoclassicism and Romanticism


 


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Pierre-Narcisse Guerin



 


 
Pierre-Narcisse Guerin


(b Paris, 13 March 1774; d Rome, 16 July 1833).

French painter, draughtsman and teacher. He was one of the most successful French painters working in the Neo-classical style at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th. He especially admired the art of Poussin and David, and derived inspiration from Greek mythology and from the Classical themes of the plays of Jean Racine. At the Salons in Paris he exhibited elegant compositions painted in a carefully controlled manner and with arresting chiaroscuro. He was never a prolific artist and, owing to ill-health, painted even less in his later years, devoting himself instead to teaching and to the directorship (1822–28) of the Académie de France in Rome.

 


Sappho on the Leucadian Cliff
 


 


Morpheus and Iris
1811
 

 

Jeune fille en buste
1794


 

Phedre et Hippolyte
1802
 
 

Dido and Aeneas

c. 1815
Oil on canvas, 292 x 390 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


 

Aurora and Cephalus
1811
 
 

Clytemnestre hesitant avant de frapper Agamemnon endormi
1817


 

Jeune femme en buste
1812


 

L'Aurore et Cephale
1810


 

Les bergers au tombeau d'Amyntas
1805


 

Napoleon Pardoning the Rebels at Cairo

1808
Oil on canvas, 365 x 500 cm
Musée National du Château, Versailles


 

Napoleon Pardoning the Rebels at Cairo


 


Henri de la Rochejaquelin

1817
Oil on canvas, 216 x 142 cm
Musée Municipal, Cholet
 

 


Portrait de Chateaubriand sur fond de paysage montagneux 


 

Venus et Adonis



 


Orphee au tombeau d'Eurydice
1802


 


The Artist's Daughter

 

 

Le Vigilant
1816
 
 

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