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Friday, August 02, 2013

Henri Alexandre Gervex

Henri Alexandre Gervex, Café Scène in Paris
oil on canvas, 1877
Detroit Institute of Arts
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Gervex started his career by painting nudes embedded in mythological scenes, after a conflict with the Salon de Paris he turned to depicting modern Parisian life, and became appreciated being entrusted with several important official paintings and the decoration of public buildings. In 1913 he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Fromentin was one of his masters (Wiki).

(Paris - A Gift for Jean)

(The Moderns)



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