Monthly Archives: October 2014

Alexandre Cabanel. Part 3 – The Birth of Venus

This is the third and penultimate instalment of my look at the life and works of Alexandre Cabanel.  Over the years I have looked at the life of many artists and so often I find that they were rebellious as … Continue reading

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Alexandre Cabanel. Part 2 – the Prix de Rome and his return to Paris

I had reached the part in Alexandre Cabanel’s life story with him staying in the Villa Medici in Rome studying art, gifted to him as a reward for coming the “Second –First prize” winner in the Prix de Rome competition.  … Continue reading

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Alexandre Cabanel. Part 1 – The early days and Rome

My featured artist today, Alexandre Cabanel, was one of the most well respected Academic artists of the nineteenth century.  In my next couple of blogs I will look at this remarkable artist and some of his paintings.  His works of … Continue reading

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