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 Jean Beraud

 

 

Jean Beraud         Pages: 1 - 2 -3 - 4


(b St Petersburg, 31 Dec 1849; d Paris, ? 1935).

French painter. His father was a sculptor and after his death in 1853 the family left St Petersburg to return to Paris. In 1871, after the Franco-Prussian War, Béraud enrolled in painting classes in the studio of Léon Bonnat. He began his career as a portrait painter, following the example of Bonnat, but by the end of the 1870s and through to the 1890s, he favoured depictions of the daily life of the Parisian boulevards (e.g. La Pâtisserie Gloppe, 1889; Paris, Carnavalet). Urbane and sophisticated, he cultivated the company of the Franco-Russian aristocracy in Paris, several of whom were his patrons. He achieved success and honours quickly, exhibiting regularly at the annual Salons from 1873 to 1889. He also painted lovers’ rendezvous and such genre scenes as Return from the Funeral (exh. Salon 1876; untraced), all of which are rendered in minute detail in a naturalist vein, often with humour and occasionally mockery. By the 1890s he was painting religious themes in contemporary settings, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the work of 17th-century artists from northern Europe. Paintings of this sort, such as Mary Magdalene in the House of the Pharisees (1891; Paris, Mus. d’Orsay), were considered quite scandalous when exhibited. He was an active founding member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, showing there from 1890 to 1929. In 1936, a year after his death, the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Musée Carnavalet, Paris, held memorial exhibitions of his work.

 

 


Le Cafe de Paris

 

 


Parisienne Au Rond-Point Des Champs-Elysees

 

 


Women Skating

 

 


Leaving the Opera

 

 


La Patisserie Gloppe au Champs-Elysees

 

 


Deposition du Christ

 

 


St. Mary Magdalene in the House of Simon the Pharisee

 

 


Parisienne place de la Concorde

 

 


Avenue Parisienne

 

 


After the Misdeed

 

 


Portrait du poete Armand Silvestre

 

 


The Pawn Shop

 

 


The Place and Pont de l'Europe

 

 


Le boulevard des Capucines et le theatre du Vaudeville

 

 


Soiree im Hotel Caillebotte in der Rue Monceau im Jahre 1878

 

 


Envole d'un Biplan Type Wright

 
 

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