"Allegory Of Music, Joseph Marie Vien (1716 - 1809) Workshop"Joseph-Marie Vien (Montpellier 1716 - Paris 1809), Workshop of
The Muse Terpsichore playing the lyre (Allegory of music)
French School of the eighteenth century (circa 1770)
Oil painting on canvas
Dimensions: cm. 98 x 72
With original neoclassical frame cm. 118 x 92
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We are pleased to offer you our latest acquisition, dedicated to lovers of the neoclassical painting of the eighteenth century. It is a work of the excellent quality of the workshop of French Joseph-Marie Vien, who represents the muse Terpsichore, crowned with a garland of flowers as he prepares to play the lyre. We are confronted with a female figure portrayed in all her carnal seduction and grace, the essence of the pictorial formality promulgated by neoclassical art. The superb finish is confirmed by the use of bright colors and the delicate passages of chiaroscuro that caress the rich drapery, thus reinforcing its plasticity. These elements confirm the hypothesis that the work was commissioned by a high-level client.
Vien, Joseph-Marie (Montpellier 1716 - Paris 1809). French painter, considered one of the precursors of neoclassicism in painting. Winner of the Prix de Rome in 1743, he lived in Rome from 1744 to 1750. In addition to studying Renaissance paintings and devoting himself to the study of antiquity, he was influenced by Jean-François de Troy, then director of the Academy. of France, and of the Bolognese classical painting of the 1600s. At the time, the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum aroused a strong emotion in the world of art and the interest of Vien for the paintings of Rome buried by the eruption helped him to become known as a pioneer of the neoclassical pictorial style. . He was a supporter of Winckelmann's ideas, but his classicism was essentially formal. Vien's most characteristic works are genre scenes or allegorical paintings with pseudo-antique decorations; His most famous work in this style is his painting "Venditrice di Amorini", exhibited at Salon 1763 (National Museum of the Castle of Fontainebleau). However, he took the spirit of the time and had a successful career, becoming director of the French Academy in Rome (1775-1781) and the first painter of Louis XVI (1789). Despite this accusation, he survived the revolution and obtained a noble title from Napoleon in 1808. Vien had many students, including JL David. His son Joseph-Marie Vien the Younger (1762-1848) is also his painter, mainly portraits.
Complete painting with a certificate of guarantee and authenticity according to the law.