Almeida Junior
(8 May 1850 ?C 13 November 1899) was a Brazilian painter of the 19th century. He is widely regarded as the most important Brazilian realist painter of the 19th century, and a major inspiration for the modernist painters. While most Brazilian academic artists made their fame painting mythological or historical subjects, Almeida Junior would become popular for painting rural figures, especially farmers and the caipira, the countrymen that are a kind of a symbol of the rural areas of the São Paulo state. While most realist painters used farmers and countrymen as an allegory of workers, Almeida Junior would paint his caipiras mostly on leisure time. He would also produce touching images of upscale landowners. The Bandeirantes, the ruthless explorers of colonial Brazil, would be depicted in the A partida da monção, showing an expedition on the Tiet?? River. Almeida Junior was born in the city of Itu, then a small town in the state of São Paulo. After becoming a sensation in his town he would be invited to study in the Brazilian Imperial Fine Arts Academy of Rio de Janeiro, but in 1876 would study in France after being granted a scholarship by emperor Pedro II of Brazil in person in the city of Moji-Mirim. He would have Alexandre Cabanel as one of his masters. He admired the French realist and naturalist painting (a major influence at his work), and, after returning to Brazil in 1882, became of the leading names in Brazilian realist painting. He was stabbed to death by the husband of his mistress on November 13, 1899 in Piracicaba.

 

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Almeida Junior Tightening the Harness oil painting   

Painting ID::  65986
Almeida Junior
Tightening the Harness
1895 Oil on canvas 64 x 88 cm (25.20 x 34.64 inches)

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Adolfo Augusto Pinto with His Family oil painting   

Painting ID::  65989
Almeida Junior
Adolfo Augusto Pinto with His Family
1891 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Fuga para o Egito oil painting   

Painting ID::  65991
Almeida Junior
Fuga para o Egito
1881 Oil on canvas 333 x 226 cm (131.10 x 88.98 in)

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior The Inopportune oil painting   

Painting ID::  65994
Almeida Junior
The Inopportune
1898 Oil on canvas 145 x 97 (57.09 x 38.19 inches)

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Rio das Pedras Spot Landscape oil painting   

Painting ID::  65997
Almeida Junior
Rio das Pedras Spot Landscape
1899 Oil on canvas 57 x 35 cm (22.44 x 13.78 inches)

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior almeidajr oil painting   

Painting ID::  67619
Almeida Junior
almeidajr
Technique Oil on canvas Dimensions 141 X 172 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Apostolo Sao Paulo oil painting   

Painting ID::  68108
Almeida Junior
Apostolo Sao Paulo
Technique Oil on canvas Dimensions 97 X 77 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Bust of a Man oil painting   

Painting ID::  68109
Almeida Junior
Bust of a Man
Technique Oil on canvas Dimensions 75.5 X 60 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Caipiras Negaceando oil painting   

Painting ID::  68110
Almeida Junior
Caipiras Negaceando
Technique Oil on canvas Dimensions 281 X 215 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Ezequiel Freire oil painting   

Painting ID::  68112
Almeida Junior
Ezequiel Freire
Technique Oil on canvas Dimensions 55 X 40 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Painting oil painting   

Painting ID::  68632
Almeida Junior
Painting
Technique Oil on canvas Dimensions 250 ?? 125 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Nha Chica oil painting   

Painting ID::  68634
Almeida Junior
Nha Chica
Technique Oil on canvas Dimensions 109 ?? 72 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Saudade oil painting   

Painting ID::  68646
Almeida Junior
Saudade
Technique Oil on canvas Dimensions 197 X 101 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Tightening the Harness oil painting   

Painting ID::  68829
Almeida Junior
Tightening the Harness
1895 oil on canvas 64 X 88 cm (25.20 X 34.64 inches)

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Votorantim Falls oil painting   

Painting ID::  69005
Almeida Junior
Votorantim Falls
Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 116 x 87 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Votorantim Falls oil painting   

Painting ID::  70524
Almeida Junior
Votorantim Falls
Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 116 x 87 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Repouso oil painting   

Painting ID::  70586
Almeida Junior
Repouso
Oil on canvas 85 ?? 115 cm (33.46 ?? 45.28 in)

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Perusal oil painting   

Painting ID::  70598
Almeida Junior
Perusal
Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions Expression error: Missing operand for *95 ?? 141 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior model s rest oil painting   

Painting ID::  70708
Almeida Junior
model s rest
Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions Expression error: Missing operand for *98 ?? 131 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Almeida Junior Tightening the Harness oil painting   

Painting ID::  70789
Almeida Junior
Tightening the Harness
Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 64 x 88 cm

   
   
     

 

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Almeida Junior
(8 May 1850 ?C 13 November 1899) was a Brazilian painter of the 19th century. He is widely regarded as the most important Brazilian realist painter of the 19th century, and a major inspiration for the modernist painters. While most Brazilian academic artists made their fame painting mythological or historical subjects, Almeida Junior would become popular for painting rural figures, especially farmers and the caipira, the countrymen that are a kind of a symbol of the rural areas of the São Paulo state. While most realist painters used farmers and countrymen as an allegory of workers, Almeida Junior would paint his caipiras mostly on leisure time. He would also produce touching images of upscale landowners. The Bandeirantes, the ruthless explorers of colonial Brazil, would be depicted in the A partida da monção, showing an expedition on the Tiet?? River. Almeida Junior was born in the city of Itu, then a small town in the state of São Paulo. After becoming a sensation in his town he would be invited to study in the Brazilian Imperial Fine Arts Academy of Rio de Janeiro, but in 1876 would study in France after being granted a scholarship by emperor Pedro II of Brazil in person in the city of Moji-Mirim. He would have Alexandre Cabanel as one of his masters. He admired the French realist and naturalist painting (a major influence at his work), and, after returning to Brazil in 1882, became of the leading names in Brazilian realist painting. He was stabbed to death by the husband of his mistress on November 13, 1899 in Piracicaba.