Neoclassicism and Romanticism


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Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson




(b Montargis, Loiret, 29 Jan 1767; d Paris, 9 Dec 1824).
French painter.

Girodet was named ‘de Roussy’ after a forest near the family home, Château du Verger, Montargis. He took the name Trioson in 1806, when he was adopted by Dr Benoît-François Trioson (d 1815), his tutor and guardian and almost certainly his natural father. Girodet took lessons with a local drawing-master in 1773 and by 1780 was studying architecture in Paris, where he became a pupil of the visionary Neo-classical architect Etienne-Louis Boullée. Boullée persuaded Girodet to study painting under Jacques-Louis David, and Girodet joined David’s atelier in late 1783 or early 1784. He belonged to the highly successful first generation of David’s school, which included Jean-Germain Drouais, François-Xavier Fabre, François Gérard, Antoine-Jean Gros and Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Wicar. David’s pupils showed great stylistic uniformity, based on a close emulation of his elevated Neo-classicism, and Girodet’s early compositions are distinguishable from those of his contemporaries only by their slight quirkiness and excessive attention to detail.


Self Portrait


Mademoiselle Lange as Venus


Mademoiselle Lange as Danae


Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Belley


A Woman in a Turban


Malvine, in den Armen Fingals sterbend


Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand


The Apotheosis of the French Heroes who Died for their Country During the War for Freedom


Portrait of a Young Man


Benoit-Agnes Trioson


Hortense de Beauharnais


Le baron Jean-Dominique Larrey

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