Artistically Influenced by the Following Painters and Art Movements -
Albrecht Dure, Mythology and
Education - studied under Claude-Henri Watelet and later Baron Gros
Medium - oil on linen
Cause of Death - Heart Failure
Distinguished art critic and historian John C. Van Dyke oberved "
was an eclectic—in fact, founded a school of that name—thinking to take
what was best from both parties. Inventing nothing, he profited by all
invented. He employed the romantic subject and color, but adhered to
classic drawing. His composition was good, his costume careful in
detail, his brush-work smooth, and his story-telling capacity
excellent. All these qualities made him a popular painter, but not an
original or powerful one. Ary Scheffer (1797-1858) was an illustrator
of Goethe and Byron, frail in both sentiment and color, a painter who
started as a romanticist, but afterward developed line under Ingres.
There is one thing more powerful than kings and all the soldiers in the
world, and that is a visionary who has the courage. to persevere. --
Paul Delaroche Biography Information
At the insistence of his overbearing father Delaroche was trained first to be a landscape painter.
In 1818, young Delaroche entered the studio of world famous Antoine-Jean Gros.
Delaroche' s notorious painting "The Young Martyr" is in the collection of the Louvre, Paris.
In 1833 he was named professor to the École des Beaux-Arts.
An overwhelmed and grief stricken Delaroche closed his studio in
1843 after the horrifying death of one of his students during a hazing
prank gone awry.
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