Artist Birthdays October 14 – ADOLPHE JOSEPH THOMAS MONTICELLI

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ADOLPHE MONTICELLI (Oct. 14, 1824 – June 29, 1886)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Romanticism
  • ARTiFact: Vincent van Gogh greatly admired Monticelli’s work after seeing it in Paris when he arrived there in 1886. Van Gogh immediately adopted a brighter palette and a bolder attack, and later remarked, “I owe everything to Monticelli, who taught me the chromatics of color. I sometimes think I am really continuing that man.”
  • Artist Quote: “I paint for thirty years from now.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Orchard in Provence, 19th Cen.

Adolphe Monticelli, Orchard in Provence, 19th century


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