Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton
(1827 - 1906)
Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton was active/lived in France. Jules Breton is known for peasant genre and figure painting.
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Described as "one of the primary academic painters of the nineteenth
century", Jules Breton painted romanticized subjects in a realist
style, especially bucolic scenes of peasants working in fields.
For some years after his death, his paintings were used as examples of
'bad' painting by modernists, who derided his literal themes of "work,
family, home and hearth", but after abstraction lost some of its
dominance, his work came back into public favor.
Breton's subject matter was familiar to him from childhood. He
was born in a rural area in north western France and was raised in
Courriéres by family members who had much respect for the farm land and
first-hand familiarity with those who tended it. His f
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