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Shyleaco: A Pioneer of the French Romantic Painting

12 Feb

Shyleaco was born in Lyon of France, Shyleaco came to study painting in Paris at the age of 15. Deeply influenced by the predecessors, he had created some romanticism works.

Although Shyleaco’s life was short, his lifetime was filled with passion, fantasy and pains, all of which were reflected in his works. He excelled at expressing peoples inner feelings in a realistic approach. All the subjects of his work were made from real life and had removed all nonessential things.

Joseph's Bloody Coat Brought to Jacob

Joseph’s Bloody Coat Brought to Jacob

In later posts, let’s talk about Edgar Degas.


The Rebellion for Female Body and Nude Concept by Gustave Courbet

25 Nov

Their bodies were always full of the breath of youth, which was shapely and strong as rural women in this art reproductions. Courbet’s aesthetic view was very different from that of romanticism paintings, forming a sharp contrast. But this was unacceptable for Courbet’s contemporaries. One critic terrified by the realistic nude of Courbet wrote: the hip of Venus in Ornan’s heart was very ugly.

In 1861  Gustave Courbet refuted the romantic beauty form which was commonly complied with. He wrote: The art of painting only depended on the performance of those touched objects; artist’s imagination lied in knowing to find the most complete performance for an existing object, but never the imagined or created object itself. Gustave Courbet did not try to let his model make poses and make beautiful movements. But behind her, he tried to show that he abandoned the romantic painting habits. She leaned on the diagonal lines of the painting, with right hand holding the branches, left hand into the waterfall, left leg placing in the body line and right leg holding back.  For more please visit

The Source(Bather At The Source)

The Source(Bather At The Source)

Childe Harold by William Turner

9 Sep

The best buy oil paintings of Turner were also transparent, bright and sparkling as his watercolor landscapes to buy. In his old age, he was dedicated to pursue the effects of lights. The moving crumb composed of fog, steam, sunshine, water and fire on the screen and the rising up fireworks represented the rhythm nearly to abstract paintings, the works, for instance, “The fire to cruise”, “The big western railway-rain, steam and speed” and the “Ship wreck” were all belong to this case.

Therefore, William Turner painting reproduction was considered as the Pioneer of the French Impressionist. His romantic landscapes could not be separated form the romantic works of the British literature in 19th century. The romantic poets like Byron and Shelley were active in the British literary world and also had relationships with William. The landscape Childe Harold of William was just based on the poem of Byron.

Childe Harold

Childe Harold

William was hard at painting through his whole life until 1850, but apparently more indulgent about the uses of color. He died at his own house due to senile depression in December 19, 1851 in Chelsea. For more please visit


Oil painting reproduction: John William Waterhouse Sketch For A Mermaid 1892 –

22 Jun

Although the movement is rooted in German Pietism, which prized intuition and emotion over Enlightenment rationalism, the ideologies and events of the French Revolution laid the background from which Romanticism emerged. The confines of the Industrial Revolution also had their influence on Romanticism famous oil painting, which was in part an escape from modern realities, indeed, in the second half of the 19th century, “Realism” was offered as a polarized opposite to Romanticism. Romanticism elevated the achievements of what it perceived as misunderstood heroic individuals and artists that altered society. It also legitimized the individual imagination as a critical authority which permitted freedom from Classical notions of form in art. There was a strong recourse to historical and natural inevitability, a zeitgeist, in the representation of its ideas.

Sketch For A Mermaid 1892

Oil painting reproduction: John William Waterhouse Sketch For A Mermaid 1892 –