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Jean Fouquet (Fouquet Jean)

( French painter and miniaturist, one of the founders of the early Renaissance art in France.)

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Biography Jean Fouquet (Fouquet Jean)
(ca. 1420 - between 1477 and 1481)
Artworks Fouquet, especially miniature Chasoslova Etienne Chevalier, thorough examination and fine finish and bright shiny colors.
Fouquet was born in Tours. He worked as an apprentice painter in 1446, visited Rome, where he probably acted as the official representative of the French king at the papal curia. In Italy, Fouquet was strongly influenced by Italian art of the early Renaissance, was interested in the laws of perspective and the images of objects in space. On his return to France he opened a workshop in Tours, and in 1474 or 1475 was named court painter. Fouquet died in Tours between 1477 and 1481.

In the miniature of the Trinity Chasoslova Etienne Chevalier (Chantilly, Museum of Conde) choir of angels depicted in the space, built in accordance with the laws of perspective; Martyrdom of St.. Apollonia is shown as a master of theatrical act: in the background a group of spectators, and the very scene of martyrdom in the foreground presented as if we, the audience mysteries, sitting in the front row.

Being primarily a miniaturist, Fouquet, however, created several monumental images in such works as Melensky diptych (c.. 1451; a door located in Antwerp, the other - in Berlin) and The Descent from the Cross (ca. 1455-1460, the cathedral in NOUAN). Fouquet ability to penetrate into the inner world of man shows a portrait of Charles VII (probably 1450 or 1453, Louvre), which is deeply grieved person of the monarch, it seems, does not correspond to the inscription 'The most victorious King of France'.


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