Cabanel The Birth of venus

Cabanel The Birth of venus

Alexandre Cabanel The Birth of Venus 1863

Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889)

Born in Montpellier, France, 1823, Alexander Cabanel was probably best known as a teacher of the academic arts. From a family without the means to send their son to art school, at the age of eleven, he was awarded a grant to train in Paris at the School of Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Alexandre entered his first Salon show at the age of twenty. Two years later he won second place in the Prix de Rome, enabling him to attend lessons in Rome studying the classical academic themes.


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