One of the most famous paintings of the Louvre Museum is a large oil painting from the Salon Carre in the Louvre Museum, painted by Alexander Brun.
Alexandre Jean-Baptiste Brun was born on November 3, 1853 in Marseille. He studied painting at the Paris School of Fine Arts with masters such as Alexandre Cabanel, Carolus-Duran and Félix Bracquemond. He painted with Adolphe Monticelli, Louis Tinier and Henri Pinta. After his first failed marriage, on May 4, 1886, he married Lucille Dotil, from whom he had three daughters and a son.
He is best known as a Seascapes painter, and has painted numerous illustrations for encyclopedias and major art books.
One of his most famous works is in the Louvre Museum, a work that shows the view of the Salon Carre.
The artist painted the western wall, including the door overlooking the large gallery, which was covered with numerous paintings on the walls. (From 1848, the Salon Carre served as a platform for the Louvre's masterpieces until World War I.)
This small oil painting on wood (32 cm long and 24 cm high) provides an accurate and faithful depiction of the "Salon Carre" in the nineteenth century. The famous paintings of Veronese, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Poussin and others can be recognized in this work.
The artist died on November 5, 1941 in Marseille.
Journal of Visual Arts