French painter and traveler Felix Ziem, who lived between 1821 and 1911, is also known as the painter of still lifes, portraits and landscapes.
Ziem studied architecture in Dijon. In 1839 he took painting lessons in Marseille; His interest in painting turned into a professional interest during his trip to Italy in 1841. Ziem, who dropped out of school using this as an excuse when his scholarship was cut due to disciplinary problems, first went to Rome with a long journey on foot; He then continued on to Naples and Venice. Ziem drew constantly on this journey and covered his expenses by selling his drawings.
Ziem's works were first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1849, and he continued to exhibit there regularly for many years. As part of the Barbizon school, he also toured Europe extensively and in 1860 moved to Montmartre, the arts district of the city of Paris. He was known for helping financially successful, struggling young artists.
Félix Ziem Painting Technique, Style
Félix Ziem was one of the last painters and craftsmen to use natural pigments, especially lapis lazuli (a type of dark blue stone that has been used as jewelery since ancient times) to make colours.
In 1857, the French government recognized his contribution to the art world by making him a Knight of the Legion of Honor. returned. Besides Venetian scenes, he also made many still lifes, portraits and landscapes reflecting his travels. After a one-year journey to the Ottoman Empire and Egypt in 1857-58, he began to add Orientalist-themed works to his works. His landscapes included scenes from places as diverse as Constantinople, Egypt, Martigues, Cagnes-sur-Mer, and his native Burgundy. Ziem was a commercially successful artist during his lifetime.
It is thought that he made at least 10 thousand designs and 6 thousand oil paints throughout his professional life. He is especially known for his Venice and Istanbul paintings. He is considered a pro-impressionist painter, foretelling the arrival of Impressionism.
For ten years, the artist lived back and forth between the cities of Marseille and Nice. He opened a school in Marseille and taught watercolor and drawing to aristocrats. He went back to Venice in 1845 and stayed for three years. He rented a boat and used it as a workshop. On his return, he exhibited three oil paintings and three watercolors at the Paris Salon of 1849.
Ziem, whose paintings entered the Louvre Museum in 1910 as a result of an inherited donation from the collector Alfred Couchard, thus became the first artist whose works were accepted to the Louvre while he was alive, and has been followed with interest by collectors since his lifetime; He became one of the richest painters in 19th century France by gaining great success in the commercial sense as well.
Félix Ziem Famous Paintings, Works
Ziem, who died at the age of 90, is back; Felix Ziem (1875), the Grand Canal in Venice (1900), the view of Istanbul (second half of the 19th century), the Moorish Rowers in Istanbul (1900) and many other works.
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