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  • Portrait of an Unknown Man

    Artist:
    Jouvenet, Jean. 1649-1717
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    75x61 cm

Jouvenet, Jean. 1649-1717

Portrait of an Unknown Man

France, Second half of the 17th - early 18th century

Existing alongside the state portrait in the second half of the 17th century was another, realistic trend, represented by the work of Jean Jouvenet, from 1707 director of the Academie in Paris. In the 17th century, court artists paid much attention to costume and the surroundings in which the subject was placed. For Jouvenet, however, the most important element was the sitter's face, dark clothing and a wig serving simply as a frame. The artist skilfully conveys the keen gaze and the barely noticeable smile which plays in the corners of the lips, giving away the fine irony and yet benevolence of the subject. The portrait is painted in brown and golden tones, with an endlessly rich variety of nuances of shade, in which we can perhaps feel the distant influence of Rembrandt.

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Portrait of an Unknown Man

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oil

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75x61 cm

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-5747

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