ANTONIE-JEAN
GROS
(1771-1835)
 
A.J.Gros: Diana en el baño, 1791.
A.J.Gros: Diana at Bath, 1791.

  • Biography:
     
         Gros has often been seen as an artist who symbolize the shift from Neoclassicism to Romanticism. Earlier Romantic learnt in David's workshop: Gros was a disciple of him.

         Gros is considered as a forerunner of color Romanticism that would be well developped by Delacroix. His master David was interested in Rubens andBarroque painting, after visiting the Low Countries. Gros would also develop Rubens techniques that take him to movement and color. This stream would influence Géricault and Delacroix.

         As Gros was a student, Josephine Bonaparte introduced him to Napoleon in 1797 in order to get Roma's Prize. Napoleon received him in his court and made him a direct witness for his battles and military life. Gros experienced a shaking spectacle that was reflected in his painting.

  • Gros outstanding works:
     
    A.J.Gros: Napoleón en el puente de Arcole, 1798-1800. A.J.Gros, Napoleon in Arcole Bridge, 1798-1800, oil on canvas, 134 x 104 cm.
    With comment.
    A.J.Gros: Napoleón y los apestados de Jaffa, 1804. A.J.Gros, Napoleon with Ills of Jaffa, 1804, oil on canvas, 523 x 715, Louvre Museum, Paris.
    With comment.
    A.J.Gros: La batalla de Eylau, 1807-1808. A.J.Gros, Eylau Battle, 1807-1808, oil on canvas, 533 x 800, Louvre Museum, Paris.
    With comment.
    A.J.Gros: El teniente Charles Legrand. A.J.Gros, Lieutenant Charles Legrand, c. 1810, Oil on canvas, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
    A.J.Gros: Madame Bruyère. A.J.Gros, Madame Bruyère, 1796, 79 x 65 cm., oil on canvas, Bristol Museums and Art Gallery, United Kingdom.

    Written by:
    Beatriz Aragonés Escobar.
    Licentiate in Art History


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