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  • Italian Landscape

    Artist:
    Chauvin, Pierre-Athanase. 1774-1832
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    31x31 cm

Chauvin, Pierre-Athanase. 1774-1832

Italian Landscape

France, Early 19th century

Pierre-Athanase Chauvin was a close friend of Ingres and studied under the landscape artist Pierre-Henri Valenciennes (1750-1819). Throughout his career, he remained faithful to the principles of Neoclassical art. Chauvin's paintings are all constructed according to one scheme: the picture is usually flanked by hills, trees or architectural monuments, while the spatial depth is rendered, with rare exceptions, by successive alternation of planes. In terms of style his landscapes are also monotonous: a static composition, calligraphically precise drawing and a cold, light colour scheme dominated by light blue and green in the depiction of the sky, sea and foliage, contrasting with the warm, sandy-brown tones of the earth and architectural structures.

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Italian Landscape

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oil

Dimensions:

31x31 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1922; transferred from the Academy of Fine Arts

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-3712

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