Friday, April 11, 2014

J = Johan Jongkind - A to Z Blog Challenge 2014

ART: Artists, Art Trivia, Art Legends

A glimpse of the ART world, in the manner of an alphabetical mini-art tour. ART focuses on  the artists and the art style movements from the 1800's - 1960's. There are exceptions.

Johan Jongkind, Photo taken c.1890, PD*-WC

J = Johan Jongkind
1819 -  1891

Johan Barthold Jongkind was a Dutch painter and printmaker regarded as a forerunner of Impressionism. His work had a strong influence on Claude Monet

In 1846, he moved to the Montmartre district of Paris. Jongkind returned to Rotterdam in 1855, and remained until 1860. In 1861, he rented a studio on the rue de Chevreuse in Montparnasse. It was there that some of his paintings began to show glimpses of the Impressionist style to come. In 1862, in Normandy, he met with his artist friends, Alfred Sisley, Eugene Boudin, and the young Claude Monet; he served as a mentor to them all.

The Seine and Notre-Dame in Paris, 1864, Johan Jongkind, Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Jongkind's most frequent subject was the marine landscape, which he painted in Holland and France. Many of his works depict the Seine River, in the area near Notre Dame Cathedral. In 1878, Jongkind and his female companion moved to live in a small town in southeastern France. He died there in 1891.


For contrast, here is a view of the same perspective, taken a little closer to Notre Dame and at bridge level, rather than below.

The Seine River and Notre Dame, Paris, 2010 by DG Hudson
Is Jongkind a name you've heard of? Can you see the start of the Impressionist style in his painting?
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Brought to you by the A to Z Blog Challenge 2014 Team and the originator: Lee of Tossing it Out. Click the A to Z list of participants and read on. Hope to see you again throughout the blogfest.



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Painting: The Seine and Notre-Dame in Paris, 1864

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