François-Joseph Navez

1787-1869 Belgium/Neoclassicism

 

Brief Biography-François-Joseph Navez from Charleroi first studied at the Brussels Académie. In 1812, he won an allowance to go to Paris where he studied under Jacques-Louis David, who had a strong influence on his work. With the assistance of David, he won a scholarship to go to Italy, where he studied for four years up until 1821. In Italy, he became influenced by the works of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and went on to mix his style with Italian inspiration. Two of his many students were Jean Portaels, who was his son-in-law, and Alfred Stevens, the Belgium realist painter.

 

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blind man playing
guitar

blind man playing guitar

jacques
louis david

jacques louis david

leonard pierre
joseph burgrave

leonard pierre joseph burgrave


madame doucet

madame doucet


saint veronica

saint veronica


musical group

musical group

rest of
the peasants

rest of the peasants

rest of
the pilgrims

rest of the pilgrims


self portrait

self portrait


young singer

young singer

massacre of the
innocent

massacre of the innocent

the incredulity of
saint thomas

the incredulity of saint thomas

the spinners
of fondi

the spinners of fondi

roman shepard
family

roman shepard family


the embrace

the embrace