Saturday, April 11, 2009

Felix-Henri Giacomotti - Ecole Des Beaux-Arts - Figure Paintings


L'enlèvement d'Amymoné (The abduction of Amymone)


Elegante Italienne se coiffant

Fille de paysans (Peasant Girl)

Felix-Henri Giacomotti entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris at 18 in the workshop of Francois-Edouard Picot. Italian by descent, he took French citizenship in 1849, giving him the right to compete for the Prix de Rome. In 1851 he won second place and took the prize in 1854 with Abraham Washing the Feet of the Three Angels.



The print Mirage is from he publication Gil Blas September 11, 1896.



Biography at latribunedelart.com.

Another biographical site: Félix-Henri GIACOMOTTI
(Quingey 1828-Besançon 1909)

Peintre académique français, vainqueur du grand prix de Rome en 1854 et excellent portraitiste, Giacomotti est aujourd’hui méconnu du grand public.
Suite à mon mémoire d’Histoire de l’Art consacré à cet artiste, je vous propose par le biais d’Internet de découvrir ce personnage et surtout sa peinture.


Probably Francois-Edouard Picot's most famous painting, Cupid fleeing the sleeping Psyche.

Books related to Felix-Henri Giacomotti, Francois-Edouard Picot and the French Romantics at Amazon.com:

Notice des Peintures, Sculptures

Musee d'Orsay: Art & Architecture

The Orient in Western Art


Exposed: The Victorian Nude

The French Romantics: Literature and the Visual Arts 18001840

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