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Henri-Pierre Picou La Bonne aventure oil painting


La Bonne aventure
Painting ID::  67604
Henri-Pierre Picou
La Bonne aventure
1872(1872) Oil on canvas 60 X 81 cm (23.62 X 31.89 in)

   
   
     

Henri-Pierre Picou La Muse s amuse oil painting


La Muse s amuse
Painting ID::  67605
Henri-Pierre Picou
La Muse s amuse
1881(1881) Oil on canvas 99.5 X 81.2 cm (39.17 X 31.97 in)

   
   
     

Henri-Pierre Picou La Peche miraculeuse oil painting


La Peche miraculeuse
Painting ID::  67607
Henri-Pierre Picou
La Peche miraculeuse
1850s Oil on canvas 122 X 163 cm (48.03 X 64.17 in)

   
   
     

Henri-Pierre Picou The birth of Pindar oil painting


The birth of Pindar
Painting ID::  67609
Henri-Pierre Picou
The birth of Pindar
1848(1848) Oil on canvas 113 X 147 cm (44.49 X 57.87 in)

   
   
     

Henri-Pierre Picou Sea nymphs oil painting


Sea nymphs
Painting ID::  67610
Henri-Pierre Picou
Sea nymphs
1871(1871) Oil on canvas 61 X 81.2 cm (24.02 X 31.97 in)

   
   
     

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     Henri-Pierre Picou
     (27 February 1824 - 17 July 1895) was a French painter born in Nantes.His oeuvre began with portraits and classical historical subject matter but he later moved on to allegorical and mythological themes.He was an academic painter and one of the founders of the Neo-Grec school, along with his close friends Gustave Boulanger, Jean-L??on G??rôme, and Jean-Louis Hamon, also academic painters. All of them studied in the workshops of both Paul Delaroche and later Charles Gleyre. Picou's style was noticeably influenced by Gleyre. While the rest of the group generally painted classical and mythological subjects, Picou also received commissions for large religious frescoes from many churches, including the Église Saint-Roch. His artistic debut was at the Salon in 1847. The next year he was awarded a second-class medal for his painting, Cl??opâtre et Antoine sur le Cydnus. Also known as Cleopatra on the Cydnus, it is commonly regarded as Picou's masterpiece. This showing at the Salon in 1848 was written about by the critic Th??ophile Gautier, who felt that the subject matter was too ambitious, but also said that "As it is, it gives the best hope for the future of the young artist, and ranks among the seven or eight most important paintings of the Salon.In 1875 the painting was exhibited in New York, and afterward found lodgment on the walls of a private art gallery in San Francisco.Picou maintained a large workshop in Paris on the Boulevard de Magenta, which provided him room to work on his expansive frescoes. His popularity continued to rise and he went on to win the Second Prix de Rome in 1853 for his painting, J??sus chassant les vendeurs du Temple (The Moneylenders Chased from the Temple), and another second-class medal for his Salon painting in 1857. From his debut in 1847, he was a regular at the Salon, showing almost every year until his final exhibit in 1893.He has been called the most fashionable painter towards the close of the Second French Empire

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