Alexandre Cabanel

1823-1898 France/Realism

 

Brief Biography-Alexandre Cabanel was born in Montpellier, Southern France. He was a painter of academic leaning, he focused on portraiture, historical and religious content. He won the Prix de Rome in 1845 after studying at the École des Beaux-Arts since 1840. Napoleon III bought his painting The Birth of Venus in 1863 and he was made professor of the École des Beaux-Arts alongside Jean-Léon Gérôme, in the same year he was also awarded the Légion d'Honneur. One of his many students was Jules Bastien-Lepage whose plein-air style unpleased Cabanel, as he considered it somewhat removed from academism.

 

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a thinker

a thinker


Albaydé

Albaydé

cleopatra testing
poisons

cleopatra testing poisons on condemned prisoners

countess e. a.
vorontsova dashkova

countess e. a. vorontsova dashkova


death of moses

death of moses

expulsion of adam
and eve

expulsion of adam and eve


harmonie

harmonie


la chiaruccia

la chiaruccia


napoleon III

napoleon three


ophelia

ophelia


pandora

phaedra


phaedra

phaedra

the comtesse
de keller

the comtesse de keller


self portrait

self portrait

the
birth of venus

the birth of venus

the daughter of
jephthah

the daughter of jephthah

death of francesca
da rimini

the death of francesca da rimini and paolo malatesta

the glorification
of saint louis

the glorification of saint louis


the governess

the governess

young page in
florentine garg

young page in florentine garg