Louis Beroud Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
1-17-1852 Lyon, FRA - 10-9-1930 Paris, FRABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Louis Béroud was born in Lyon, he went to Paris at nine years old. He entered the work studio of Leon Bonnat to study painting. From 1873, at the age of twenty-one, he showed at the Salon.
Some of his works of art are in the Musée Carnavalet and The Louvre in Paris. Coming upon a working artist and his accessories was not an uncommon event for the exhibition hall visitor in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Replicating the historical center's masterpieces was a traditional part of an artist's education, and a practice Louis Béroud both delighted in and utilized as the subject of no less than twenty of his paintings.
On August 22, 1911, Louis Béroud went to The Louvre to draw his work of art Mona Lisa au Louvre (Mona Lisa at the Louvre) yet where the acclaimed La Gioconda (Mona Lisa), by Leonardo da Vinci, ought to have stood, he discovered four iron pegs.
Louis Béroud contacted the section head of the guards, who thought the Mona Lisa was being photographed for advertising purposes. A couple of hours later, Béroud sought out the area leader of the exhibition hall, and it was affirmed that the Mona Lisa was not with the photographers. The Louvre was shut for a whole week to help in the examination of the robbery.
Louis Béroud had a unique claim to fame as the only painter whose detailed paintings contained even more famous paintings that were hanging on the museum walls. Besides the Mona Lisa that he had to paint within a painting, he also did his own exceptional oil painting reproduction of the Mona Lisa. Béroud who did not do many paintings has five hanging in the Louvre in Paris.
Art Movement History: Realism.
Artists Influencing Louis Béroud: Leon Bonnat.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.