Artist Birthdays December 21 – THOMAS COUTURE

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THOMAS COUTURE (December 21, 1815 – March 30, 1879)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Academicism
  • ARTiFact: He was a pupil of Gros and Delaroche; conversely, Manet was his best-known pupil, and others included Puvis de Chavannes and Fantin-Latour.
  • Artist Quote: “Knowing how to paint and to use one’s colors rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Romans of the Decadence, 1847.

Thomas Couture. Romans of the Decadence, 1847.

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