DAC Collection Artist Information
French painter and draftsman
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Greuze's paintings are typical for his time and place in that he used clear, bright colors, with subjects exhibiting rather light attitude of eighteenth-century painting. However, he was innovative in introducing a Dutch-influenced realism into French genre painting and portraiture. Through vivid facial expressions and dramatic gestures, Greuze's moralizing paintings exemplified the new idea that painting should relate to life.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500000119.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Jean-Baptiste Greuze:
|Timothy Cole after Jean-Baptiste Greuze||Madame Mercier, 1913||Wood engraving on tissue paper with four corners glued down on wove paper|
|Timothy Cole after Jean-Baptiste Greuze||Madame Mercier, 1913||Wood engraving on heavyweight wove paper|
|Laurent Cars after Jean-Baptiste Greuze||The Blind Man Deceived (L’aveugle trompé), ca. 1760-1770||Etching on laid paper|
|Laurent Cars after Jean-Baptiste Greuze||The Blind Man Deceived (L’aveugle trompé), ca. 1760-1770||Etching and engraving on laid paper|
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