Chassériau, Théodore

   painter, engraver
   Born in Sainte-Barbe-de-Samana, Santo Domingo, Théodore Chassériau studied between the ages of 11 and 15 in Paris with jean ingres. In works like Vénus marine (1838) and Suzanne au bain (1840), he expressed a languorous sensuality and created an original female type. If the lines of his figures are in the style of Ingres, the treatment of color is inspired by that of eugène delacroix. But the "classical" austerity of Portrait de Lacordaire (1840) and that of his two sisters (1843) gives witness to another aspect of Chassériau's temperament. After 1840, he broke with his master, Ingres. His painting then evolved; the choice of subjects (Shakespeare, the East, especially after a visit to Algeria in 1846) and his taste for bright hues reveal a romantic spirit. Chassériau also contributed to the revival of mural painting in France (church of Saint-Meni, 1841-45; Assizes Court, 1844-48). The artists gustave moreau and puvis de chavannes were influenced by Chassériau.

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