September 2019: 200 Years since the Birth of Théodore Chassériau
September 2019: 200 Years since the Birth of Théodore Chassériau.
Théodore Chassériau, 20 September 1819 – 8 October 1856,
French Romantic painter noted for his portraits, historical and religious paintings, allegorical murals, and Orientalist images inspired by his travels to Algeria.
Early in his career he painted in a Neoclassical style close to that of his teacher Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, but his later paintings were strongly influenced by the Romantic style of Eugène Delacroix.
His work had a significant impact on the style of Puvis de Chavannes and Gustave Moreau, and—through those artists' influence—reverberations in the work of Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse.