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Charles le Brun
Adoration by the Shepherds
Oil on canvas 151 x 213 cm 1689
ID: 66691

Charles le Brun Adoration by the Shepherds
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Charles le Brun

French Baroque Era Painter, 1619-1690 French painter and designer. He dominated 17th-century French painting as no other artist; it was not until over a century later, during the predominance of Jacques-Louis David, that artistic authority was again so concentrated in one man. Under the protection of a succession of important political figures, including Chancellor Pierre S?guier, Cardinal Richelieu and Nicolas Fouquet, Le Brun created a series of masterpieces of history and religious painting. For Louis XIV and his chief minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert he executed his greatest work, the royal palace of Versailles: an almost perfect ensemble of architecture, decoration and landscape. After Colbert's death in 1683, he was no longer able to count on prestigious commissions  Related Paintings of Charles le Brun :. | Chancellor Seguier at the Entry of Louis XIV into Paris in 1660 | Le Roi gouverne par lui-meme | Portrat des Bildhauers Nicolas le Brun | Hercules | Portrait of Louis XIV |
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Albrecht Altdorfer
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