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Master Painters of La Belle Epoque ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/27/2013
...-1867), but within a few years he found himself drawn to the very different work of the rising star Gustave Courbet (1819-1877). Now considered the father of Realism, Courbet raised his peasant subjects to the ranks of the elite, a theme that Stevens also addressed in his scenes of the late 1840's......at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, but early on he felt the lure of Realism, and then of Impressionism. Indeed, his loose brushwork, dappled colors, and participation in the Impressionists' exhibitions have led most viewers to consider him one of them, yet his distinctive treatment of the streets....... Both Boldini and Corcos trained in Florence, which was then under the influence of the Macchiaioli. Translatable as "Daubers" or "Spotters," this was a group of Tuscan artists who melded Realism with Impressionist daubs of paint... Read More »

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.... This particular canvas illustrates an exceptional depth of realism. Among his contemporary admirers were Courbet and Berte Morisot... Read More »