Gustave Boulanger


Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger (1824–1888)

Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger (1824–1888)

Style: Orientalist, Historical

Background: Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger was born in 1824 in Paris. He was a French figure painter known for his classical and Orientalist subjects.

Achievements: His paintings are prime examples of academic art of the time, particularly history painting. Boulanger had visited Italy, Greece, and North Africa, and his paintings reflect his attention to culturally correct details and skill in rendering the female form. His works include a Moorish Cafe (1848), Cæsar at the Rubicon (1865), the Promenade in the Street of Tombs, Pompeii (1869), and The Slave Market(1888). The recipient of many medals, he became a member of the Institute de France in 1882.

Famous Works:

Gustave  Boulanger - The Harem

Gustave Boulanger – The Harem

Gustave Boulanger - Gynaeceum

Gustave Boulanger – Gynaeceum

Gustave Boulanger - Odysseus Recognized by Euryclea

Gustave Boulanger – Odysseus Recognized by Euryclea

Gustave Boulanger - Pleasant Hours in the House of Lucullus

Gustave Boulanger – Pleasant Hours in the House of Lucullus

Gustave Boulanger - The Slave Market

Gustave Boulanger – The Slave Market