Portrait of Jean-Paul Laurens

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1838-1921

French Academic Classicism Painter

Jean-Paul Laurens (Fourquevaux, 1838 — Paris, 1921), was a French painter and sculptor.
He was a pupil of Léon Cogniet and Alexandre Bida, and one of the last major exponents of the French Academic style. Strongly anti-clerical and republican, his work was often on historical and religious themes, through which he sought to convey a message of opposition to monarchical and clerical oppression. His erudition and technical mastery were much admired in his time, but in later years his hyper-realistic technique, coupled to a highly theatrical mise-en-scène, came to be regarded as overly didactic and even involuntarily comical.
Laurens was commissioned to paint numerous public works by the French Third Republic, including the steel vault of the Paris city hall, the monumental series on the life of Saint Genevieve in the apse of the Panthéon, the decorated ceiling of the Odéon Theater, and the hall of distinguished citizens at the Toulouse capitol. He also provided illustrations for Augustin Thierry's Récits des temps mérovingiens ("Accounts of Merovingian Times").
Laurens was a professor at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he taught André Dunoyer de Segonzac and George Barbier. Two of his sons, Paul Albert Laurens (1870-1934) et Jean-Pierre Laurens (1875-1932), became painters and teachers at the Académie Julian.

11 Jean-Paul Laurens Paintings

Men of the Holy Office, 1889 by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

Men of the Holy Office 1889

Oil Painting
$1230
SKU: LJP-4893
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: unknown
Augustins museum, Toulouse, France

The Agitator of Languedoc, 1887 by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

The Agitator of Languedoc 1887

Oil Painting
$1905
SKU: LJP-4894
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: unknown
Augustins museum, Toulouse, France

Pope Formosus (816-896) and Pope Stephen VII in 897, 1870 by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

Pope Formosus (816-896) and Pope Stephen VII in 897 1870

Oil Painting
$2033
SKU: LJP-4895
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Nantes, France

The Last Moments of Maximilian, 1882 by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

The Last Moments of Maximilian 1882

Oil Painting
$1740
SKU: LJP-4896
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: unknown
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Florentine, undated by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

The Florentine undated

Oil Painting
$752
SKU: LJP-4897
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: unknown
Musee Petiet, Limoux, France

The Excommunication of Robert the Pious, 1875 by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

The Excommunication of Robert the Pious 1875

Oil Painting
$1919
SKU: LJP-4898
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: unknown
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Self Portrait, 1876 by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

Self Portrait 1876

Oil Painting
$818
SKU: LJP-4899
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: unknown
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

Saint John Chrysostom and Empress Eudoxie, 1893 by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

Saint John Chrysostom and Empress Eudoxie 1893

Oil Painting
$1246
SKU: LJP-4900
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: unknown
Augustins museum, Toulouse, France

The Cardinal, 1874 by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

The Cardinal 1874

Oil Painting
$1025
Canvas Print
$49.91
SKU: LJP-4901
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: 81.5 x 57.5 cm
Petit Palais Musee des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

Hostages, 1896 by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

Hostages 1896

Oil Painting
$1135
SKU: LJP-4902
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Lyon, France

The Byzantine Emperor Honorius, 1880 by Jean-Paul Laurens | Painting Reproduction

The Byzantine Emperor Honorius 1880

Oil Painting
$1284
SKU: LJP-4903
Jean-Paul Laurens
Original Size: unknown
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA

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