Pierre Carrier Belleuse Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
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Pierre Carrier-Belleuse was born in Paris, one of four children to Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse a fruitful sculptor who additionally worked for the Sevres porcelain factory. All his children would become artists. Later Pierre Carrier-Belleuse studied with Alexandre Cabanel and Pierre Victor Galland at the École des Beaux-Arts.
He displayed his art at the Salon in 1875 and won a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1889. He likewise did drawings and lithographs for the magazine Le Figaro Illustré.
Best known for his artful ballet scenes and pastels, he likewise did landscapes, portraits and genre works. The greater part of his compositions is in private collections. The artist Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse was his sibling.
Between 1914 and 1916, Pierre Carrier-Belleuse and Auguste François-Marie Gorguet proposed, arranged and managed the making of the Panthéon de la Guerre, which was the world's biggest painting at 45 ft. high and 402 ft. in circumference, containing very nearly 5,000 portraits of remarkable French and Allied wartime figures, for the most part, sketched from life. Twenty artisans had a noteworthy part in its creation. It was shown in a specially built building which was destroyed in 1960 beside the Hôtel des Invalides. Afterward, it went to the United States and reconfigured parts of it might now be found in the National World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. It was his second such work, taking after the considerably smaller Panorama de Notre-Dame de Lourdes from 1881.
A large portion of Pierre Carrier-Belleuse works throughout the years are a reverence for female beauty, a classification that, in varying pretenses, grew in popularity in the latter nineteenth century. This praise to beauty often showed up as dancers at work or at rest, consequently providing art for a new breed of art collectors in Paris, those familiar with the dance halls and Follies.
Art Movement History: Realism.
Artists Influencing Pierre Carrier-Belleuse: Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Alexandre Cabanel, Pierre Victor Galland.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.