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GRAU, Jean-Antoine (Gros Antoine-Jean)

( French painter)

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Biography GRAU, Jean-Antoine (Gros Antoine-Jean)
(1771-1835)
Born March 16, 1771 in Paris. Studied under Jacques-Louis David. After a meeting with Napoleon in 1796 at its headquarters in Milan, Gros wrote bold and energetic portrait of Napoleon on Arcole bridge. In the great commander Gro acquired and patron, and the main theme of his work. In 1801 he painted the Battle of Nazareth (Nantes, Museum of Fine Arts) in 1804 - picture of Napoleon at the hospital of plague in Jaffa (Paris, Louvre), and in 1806 - picture of the Battle of Aboukir (Versailles). In 1808, Gro has created one of the most famous of his works - The Battle of Eylau (1808), which gave an excellent picture deserted winter landscape with its housed in groups of wounded. In his later works - Surrender of Madrid (1809), Napoleon in front of the pyramids and the Battle of Preussisch - Eylau - significantly reducing the pathos, the rejection of the original composite solutions, and even decline in the quality of the picturesque execution. With the advent in 1815 of the Restoration heroic motifs of the leave of the master's. His path in the art of lying between classicism and romanticism. Groh died in Meudon near Paris, June 26, 1835.


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  • Alex from Riga for GRAU, Jean-Antoine (Gros Antoine-Jean)
  • Well, why you did not specify that for all straraniya this artist Napoleon awarded him the title of baron! And that you do not trifle!
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