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Jean-Simon Berthélemy

1743-1811 France/Baroque to Neoclassicism

 

Brief Biography-Jean-Simon Berthélemy was born in Laon, Aisne. He was principally a painter of murals on ceilings. He studied under Noël Hallé at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris and won the Prix de Rome in 1767. Unfortunately, scholars could not document his time in Rome well except that he was acquainted with Joseph-Benoît Suvée and François-André Vincent, and he received a visit from Jean-Honore Fragonard, who was there to choose art for a collector. In 1774 he returned to Paris and undertook several public commissions, his most notable being murals in the Musée des Antiquités at the Louvre. He also painted ceilings in the Palace of Fontainebleau and the Luxembourg Palace. He died in Paris in 1811.

 

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creation of the man
by prometheus

creation of the man by prometheus

 


cleobis and biton

cleobis and biton lead their mother s chariot to the temple of juno


jupiter and callisto

jupiter and callisto


portrait of a man

portrait of a man

reclining bacchante
playing the cymbals

reclining bacchante playing the cymbals


burgers of calais

burgers of calais