Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
(October 14, 1824 - June 29, 1886) was a French painter of the generation preceding the Impressionists. Monticelli was born in Marseille in humble circumstances. He attended the École Municipale de Dessin in Marseille from 1842 to 1846, and continued his artistic training in Paris, where he studied under Paul Delaroche at the École des Beaux-Arts. In Paris he made copies after the Old Masters in the Louvre, and admired the oil sketches of Eugene Delacroix. In 1855 he met Narcisse Diaz, a member of the Barbizon school, and the two often painted together in the Fontainebleau Forest. Monticelli frequently adopted Diaz's practice of introducing nudes or elegantly costumed figures into his landscapes. He developed a highly individual Romantic style of painting, in which richly colored, dappled, textured and glazed surfaces produce a scintillating effect. He painted courtly subjects inspired by Antoine Watteau; he also painted still lives, portraits, and Orientalist subjects that owe much to the example of Delacroix. After 1870, Monticelli returned to Marseille, where he would live in poverty despite a prolific output, selling his paintings for small sums. An unworldly man, he dedicated himself singlemindedly to his art. The young Paul Cezanne had befriended Monticelli in the 1860s, and the influence of the older painter's work can be seen in Cezanne's work of that decade. Between 1878 and 1884 the two artists often painted landscapes together, once spending a month roaming the Aix countryside. Although Monticelli experimented briefly around 1870 with a treatment of light reflecting the discoveries of the Impressionists, he found the objectivity of this approach uncongenial. Confronted with criticism of his style of painting Monticelli himself remarked, "I paint for thirty years from now". The work of this instinctive painter reached its greatest spontaneity in the decade before his death in 1886.

 

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Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli Gallant Meeting in the Park oil painting   

Painting ID::  81965
Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
Gallant Meeting in the Park
Date between 1875(1875) and 1880(1880) Medium Oil on wood cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli Port of Cassis oil painting   

Painting ID::  82687
Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
Port of Cassis
Date 1884(1884) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 34.3 x 51 cm (13.5 x 20.1 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli Port of Cassis oil painting   

Painting ID::  86714
Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
Port of Cassis
1884(1884) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 34.3 x 51 cm (13.5 x 20.1 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli Still Life with Sardines and Sea-Urchins oil painting   

Painting ID::  87972
Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
Still Life with Sardines and Sea-Urchins
1880-1882 Medium Oil on panel Dimensions 45.7 x 60.0 cm cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli Figures at a Fountain oil painting   

Painting ID::  91880
Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
Figures at a Fountain
c. 1870(1870) - c. 1886(1886) Medium oil on panel Dimensions 45.5 X 26 cm (17.9 X 10.2 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli Les Precieuses Ridicules oil painting   

Painting ID::  92040
Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
Les Precieuses Ridicules
1883(1883) Medium oil on panel Dimensions Deutsch: 48 X 37 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli Weidelandschaft oil painting   

Painting ID::  98075
Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
Weidelandschaft
1940(1940) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 62 x 82 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

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Artist Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
(October 14, 1824 - June 29, 1886) was a French painter of the generation preceding the Impressionists. Monticelli was born in Marseille in humble circumstances. He attended the École Municipale de Dessin in Marseille from 1842 to 1846, and continued his artistic training in Paris, where he studied under Paul Delaroche at the École des Beaux-Arts. In Paris he made copies after the Old Masters in the Louvre, and admired the oil sketches of Eugene Delacroix. In 1855 he met Narcisse Diaz, a member of the Barbizon school, and the two often painted together in the Fontainebleau Forest. Monticelli frequently adopted Diaz's practice of introducing nudes or elegantly costumed figures into his landscapes. He developed a highly individual Romantic style of painting, in which richly colored, dappled, textured and glazed surfaces produce a scintillating effect. He painted courtly subjects inspired by Antoine Watteau; he also painted still lives, portraits, and Orientalist subjects that owe much to the example of Delacroix. After 1870, Monticelli returned to Marseille, where he would live in poverty despite a prolific output, selling his paintings for small sums. An unworldly man, he dedicated himself singlemindedly to his art. The young Paul Cezanne had befriended Monticelli in the 1860s, and the influence of the older painter's work can be seen in Cezanne's work of that decade. Between 1878 and 1884 the two artists often painted landscapes together, once spending a month roaming the Aix countryside. Although Monticelli experimented briefly around 1870 with a treatment of light reflecting the discoveries of the Impressionists, he found the objectivity of this approach uncongenial. Confronted with criticism of his style of painting Monticelli himself remarked, "I paint for thirty years from now". The work of this instinctive painter reached its greatest spontaneity in the decade before his death in 1886.