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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
French Mannerism

Antoine Caron (1521 in Beauvais - 1599 in Paris) was a French master glassmaker, illustrator, Mannerist painter and a master (teacher) at the School of Fontainebleau.

He is one of the few French painters of his time who had a pronounced artistic personality. His work reflects the refined, although highly unstable, atmosphere at the court of the House of Valois during the French Wars of Religion of 1560 to 1598.

Caron used bright colors and incorporated unusual architectural forms. He often placed his human figures almost insignificantly on grand stages, as did his mentor dell'Abbate. His figures tend to be elongated, even in portraits such as Portrait of a Lady (1577).

Art

Not many of Caron’s works survive, but they include historical and allegorical subjects, court ceremonies, astrological scenes, and his massacres, done in the mid 1560s. An example is his only signed and dated painting, Massacres under the Triumvirate (1566) which hangs in the Louvre. Caron used bright colors and incorporated unusual architectural forms. He often placed his human figures almost insignificantly on grand stages, as did his mentor dell'Abbate. His figures tend to be elongated, even in portraits such as Portrait of a Lady (1577).

Many works attributed to him are also attributed to others. As there is minimal documentation of French painting in that era, this is not unusual. Because Caron is relatively well known, his name is likely to be attached to paintings similar to his known works. . In some cases, such painting are now ascribed "to the workshop of Antoine Caron", for example The Submission of Milan to Francis I in 1515 (c.1570).

Selected works

  • Massacres of the Triumvirate, 1566, oil on linen canvas, 116 x 195 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • La Sibylle de Tibur, 1575/1580, oil on canvas, 170 x 125 cm, Louvre, Paris, (The Tiburtine Sibyl or Augustus and the Sibyl of the Tiber)
  • Abraham and Melchisedek, c. 1590, wood, 80×94 cm. private collection, Paris
  • Astronomers Watching an Eclipse or Dionysius the Areopagite Converting the Pagan Philosophers, 1570s, oil on canvas, 93×73 cm., formerly in the collection of Anthony Blunt, London, now at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Portrait of a Lady, 1577, Tempera on panel, Alte Pinakothek, München
  • Le train de deuil Amors, Louvre, Paris (The funeral procession of Love or An Allegory of the Death of Love)
  • Bagathan and Tharès Staatliche Graphische Sammlung (State Graphics Collection) in the Münchner Haus der Kulturinstitute (Munich Culture Institute), Munich
  • The Elephant Carousel, 1598, oil on wood, 87 x 130 cm., private collection, Paris
  • The Arrest and Supplication of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) oil on wood, Musee de Blois, Blois
  • Apotheose of Semele, c. 1585, oil on wood, 65×76 cm. private collection, Paris
  • The Triumph of Winter, c. 1568, oil on canvas, 103 x 179 cm, private collection
  • Diane Chasseresse, 1550, oil on Louvre, Paris, (Diana, the Huntress) [School of Fontainebleau ...]
  • The Submission of Milan to Francis I in 1515 c. 1570, oil on wood, 50.5 x 66.8 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario [workshop of...]




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