Rudolf Ernst, an Austrian painter, printer, and ceramic artist who lived between 1854 and 1932, was one of the leaders of the second generation of the Orientalist movement and its leader.
Ernst began studying at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts at the age of fifteen. He went to Rome to study Italian landscape and classical figure painting. He then continued his lessons in Vienna with his former teachers, August Eisenmenger and Anselm Feuerbach.
Ernst moved to Paris in 1876 and began exhibiting his paintings at the Salon des Artistes Francais. He opened his first exhibition at the French Artists Hall in 1877. He also began a lifelong friendship with Ludwig Deutsch at the time, eventually becoming a French citizen. Second generation painters such as Ernst and his friend Ludwig Deutsch focused on life-changing political events such as the liberation of Greece and Napoleon's march on Algeria. They were more interested in everyday lifestyle scenes or 'peace-keeping' static figures.
Rudolf Ernst's Style
The following years, beginning in the 1880s, were very fruitful for Ernst. In Paris, Ernst met the French-trained Turkish painter Osman Hamdy Bey, who inspired him to turn to an orientalist subject. After starting to work in the Orientalist style in 1885, he painted four large paintings. He won a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle and traveled to Turkey and Egypt in 1890.
During Ernst's travels to Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Istanbul, his admiration for Islamic culture grew, and although he was primarily a portraitist and genre painter, from 1885 he devoted himself exclusively to paintings with orientalist motifs. During these trips, he paid particular attention to decoration styles such as Islamic scenes and the making of tiles, such as the interiors of mosques. The titles of his paintings include the Guard of the Harem, the Arab Prince, the Moorish Guard and the Elegant Arab Ladies on the Terrace at Sunset.
In 1900, Ernst lived a quiet and isolated life, far from Paris, in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France. In 1905, he opened a shop here to produce tile tiles with orientalist themes. Living in a house he decorated in the Ottoman style, he remained productive and painted at least 20 large-scale Orientalist-themed paintings.
Ernst's work often focuses on one or two central figures romantically set in and around fantastic Islamic North African mosques, painted in warm yellow and orange hues, and is often compared to the work of his friend, Orientalist painter Ludwig Deutsch.
Rudolf Ernst Famous Paintings
Ernst, who died at the age of 78, went back; Mary, John and the Baby Jesus (1875), Young Ladies on the Terrace in Tangier (1880), Musician (1884), Musicians (1886), Alhambra (1888), Lovers (1918) and many more.
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