Friday, July 30, 2004

Guillaume Seignac

Guillaume Seignac

Información de la Ro Gallery.

Guillaume Seignac (1870 - 1924). Seignac trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under the tutelage of William Bouguereau, where he developed a unique talent for depicting classical figures with a high degree of finish. Bouguereau described the Seignac nude as un genie immortel—an ideal of grace and beauty that transforms nature.
Seignac later studied with Anthony Robert-Fleury and Gabriel Ferrier thus completing his extensive tour through some of Paris’ most celebrated ateliers. The artist became a frequent contributor to the Paris Salon and received a number of medals for the works he exhibited there. 19th century European and American society found great appeal in the romanticism of Seignac’s idealized figures and as more and more families wished to appear stylishly modern, works such as L’Amour désarmé became exceedingly popular. Until that time, the most desirable paintings to display in the home were the works of the Italian Renaissance masters. Seignac was highly influenced by these painters, as evidenced by the harmoniously balanced composition and equilibrium between color and line. Seignac brought the Sistine sibyl into the modern world, framing her figure in nature and immortalizing her beauty.
Museum Collections Include: Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco



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