(1758 - 1823)
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon was active/lived in France. PierrePaul Prudhon is known for neo-classical, rococo painting-figure and genre.
Biography Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
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A Rococo artist whose career spanned many political changes in France
including the French Revolution, the Empire of Napolean and the Bourban
Restoration, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon painted for more than 40 years.
He was especially noted for his depictions of female figures and of
"huge, amorous allegories" (Stern), which have become prime examples of
Rococo era art. Emperor Napolean gave public endorsement of
Prud'hon by commissioning him to do portraits of the Empress Josephine
and Marie-Louise and to give them drawing lessons. In fact,
Prud'hon became a good friend of the Empress, who with this friendship
was able somewhat to counter the dominating persona of Jacques David
(1748-1825) whose influence controlled the
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