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Jules Elie Delaunay



Artistically and Stylistically Influenced by the Following Painters -:Jacques-Louis David, Francois Gerard, Raphael, Michelangelo,  and Antoine-Jean Gros

Education - studied under Hippolyte Flandrin at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and laer at the prestigious Académie de France in Rome

Cause of Death - Heart Failure

Artist Biography

 Jules Elie Delaunay's paintings are magnificent examples of the Neoclassical style recognized by the French Academy in the nineteenth century. His themes of ancient mythological heroes, muscular male physiques, and historical battle scenes, were all within guidelines espoused by the Academy. To his credit Delaunay realized the danger of undue acceptance of strict rules, rejecting the overstated frostiness of the purest forms of neoclassicism and adding voluptuous lines, a refined feel and a harmonious touch.

Principle Artists of the Neoclassical Period

James Barry Irish, 1741-1806
Antonio Canova Italian, 1757-1822
Jacques-Louis David French, 1748-1825
Jules Elie Delaunay French, 1828-1891
Francois Gerard French, 1770-1837
Antoine-Jean Gros  French, 1771-1835
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres French, 1780-1867
Angelica Kauffmann Swiss, 1741-1807
Rembrandt Peale American, 1778-1860
Bertel Thorvaldsen Danish, 1770-1844
John Trumbull American, 1756-1843
Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun   French, 1755-1842
Benjamin  West American, 1738-1820



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