French painter and collector Leon Bonnat, who lived between 1833 and 1922, although he is known as a portraitist as the great master of official portraits and bourgeois portraits, he also painted on historical and religious subjects.
While living in Madrid from 1846 to 1853, Raimundo de Madrazo began to study painting. He came to Paris in 1854, where he became a student of Léon Cogniet. He continued his studies at the Fine Arts School.
Bonnat was one of the most famous portrait painters of his time, vivid portraits of contemporary celebrities are his most characteristic works, but his most important works are probably his powerful religious paintings such as Jesus on the Cross.
Bonnat was awarded a Medal of Honor in Paris in 1869 and went on to become one of the leading artists of his day. In 1882 he became a professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Bonnat was quite popular with American students in Paris. In addition to her native French, she was fluent in Spanish, Italian and English. He replaced Paul Dubois as director of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in May 1905. Julius Kaplan described Bonnat as "a liberal teacher in the arts who emphasized simplicity over high academic finish and overall impact rather than detail". Bonnat's emphasis on general influence, on the one hand, and meticulous drawing on the other, placed him in the middle position with respect to the Impressionists and academic painters such as his friend Jean-Léon Gérôme. In 1917 Bonnat was elected an Honorary Correspondent to the National Academy of Design. “Bonnat was a liberal teacher, emphasizing simplicity in the arts over high academic finish, and overall impact rather than detail,” explains Julius Kaplan.
Leon Bonnat Style
Bonnat's vivid portrait painting is his most characteristic work, but is also famous for his historical paintings, the Pantheon of St Denis Martyr. Bonnat was one of Edouard Manet's friends and both were very fond of Spanish painting and studied with Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. Bonnat donated his collection of old master drawings and established a museum in his hometown.
Famous writers Emile Zola and Théophile Gautier were among Bonnat's supporters. Gautier hailed him as the "antithesis of Bouguereau", a famous French academic painter, for the sheer naturalness and lack of surface finishing that characterized Bonnat's work. Bonnat is an academic painter. He was a member of the Institut, one of the only 14 painters to have administrative power over the Academy des Beaux Arts and thus the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
In his final years, he sought to make his painting more colorful, from the influence of seventeenth-century painters and Goya, to a more modern freedom of application, by drawing the brush and using the spatula, to make the spectrum visible to the human eye more colorful.
Léon Bonnat Famous Works, Paintings
Bonnat, who died at the age of 89, went back to; Giotto Gardant Les Chevres (1850), The Resurrection of Lazarus (1857), An Egyptian Peasant Woman and Child (1870), An Arab Sheik (1870), Christ on the Cross (1880), Rose Caron (1896), William Thompson Walters (1883) ) and many other works.
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