Pierre (The Elder) Patel
(1605 - 1676)
Pierre (The Elder) Patel was active/lived in France. Pierre Patel is known for classical landscape painting.
Biography Pierre (The Elder) Patel
Together with Dughet, Millet, Lemaire, and Jacques Rousseau, Pierre Patel the Elder was an important exponent of the classical landscape style in France, a style that was based primarily on that of Claude Lorrain. In fact, the nineteenth-century biographer, J. P. Mariette called him the "Claude Lorrain of France." Pierre Patel's balanced, picturesque compositions of reflecting pools of water, ancient ruins, and graceful trees all washed in a soft waning light certainly have Claude as their inspiration. Nevertheless, Patel's forms are thinner, his edges crisper and more broken, and more accentuated details find their way into his works, perhaps through the inspiration of Laurent de La Hyre.
The pupil of Simon Vouet, Pierre
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