Jules Dupré

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Dupré, Jules


Born Apr. 5, 1811, in Nantes; died Oct. 6, 1889, in L’Isle Adam, near Paris. French painter of the Barbizon school; master of national realistic landscapes.

Dupré was mainly self-taught. His outstanding characteristics are a serious study and emotional treatment of complicated and dramatic phenomena of nature and a preference for bright and saturated tones and contrasts of light and shade, reflecting the romantic tradition (Evening, 1840’s, A. S. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow; The Tall Oak, 1844-55, Louvre, Paris; Ebb Tide in Normandy, about 1870, A. S. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow). Dupré recreated both material presence and the quality of the air and often introduced genre motifs in his landscapes (The Landscape With Cows, 1850, Hermitage, Leningrad).


Clarétie, J. Dupré. Paris, 1879.
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