Auguste Flandrin

1804 (Lyon) / 1842 (Lyon)

As soon as their situation was settled, his two younger sons Hyppolite and Paul hired Auguste Flandrin in the master Ingres' studio; there he continued a wise form of history painting, including a Savonarola preaching in the church of San Miniato which, in 1840, plunges us back into the tension of a recollected fanaticism, a middle ground that is, to say the least, far removed from Delacroix' cinematic melodramas.





Visuel:
Auguste Flandrin, Autoportrait, 1833,
crayon graphite et estompe sur papier
Collection particulière.
Image © Lyon MBA - Photo Martial Couderette



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