12 Works, Today, April 18th is artist Léon Belly’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #107

Léon Adolphe Auguste Belly
Young woman in turkish jacket

Oil on canvas
RMN-Grand Palais, Magnin museum

French Orientalist Painter Léon Belly was born at St. Omer, in 1827. He took his first painting lessons from his mother. The artist, whose subjects are based on orientalism, has technically adopted the soft style of romanticism. After being admitted to the Polytechnic School, he chose painting as a career. He worked with history painter François Edouard Picot and landscape painter Constant Troyon. But it was primarily through his contacts and friendship with the Barbizon painters that he received his artistic training…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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