Charles Le Brun

Charles Le Brun

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Le Brun, a French painter and art theorist, became the all-powerful, peerless master of 17th-century French art. Born in Paris, he attracted the notice of Chancellor S guier, who placed him at the age of eleven in the studio of Simon Vouet. He was also a pupil of Fran ois Perrier. At fifteen he received commissions from Cardinal Richelieu, in the execution of which he displayed an ability which obtained the generous commendations of Nicolas Poussin, in whose company Le Brun started for Rome in 1642. In Rome he remained four years in the receipt of a pension due to the liberality of the chancellor. There he worked under Poussin, adapting the latter's theories of art. On his return to Paris in 1646, Le Brun found numerous patrons, of whom Superintendent Fouquet was the most important, for whom he painted a large portrait of Anne of Austriashow more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135693492
  • 9786135693492