Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur


In the aisles of the Musée d'Orsay, who has never stopped in front of one of the huge, disturbingly realistic paintings of horses? Yet who really knows Rosa Bonheur? This artist with a beautiful and evocative name places the living world and animals at the heart of her work and her existence. ...
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Dimensions :
19 x 23,5 x 1,6 cm
Artist :
Rosa Bonheur (dit), Bonheur Marie Rosalie (1822-1899)
Art movement :
19th century
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
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Paperback with flap
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The artist

Rosa Bonheur (dit), Bonheur Marie Rosalie (1822-1899)

Marie-Rosalie Bonheur, known as Rosa Bonheur, born on March 16, 1822 in Bordeaux and died on May 25, 1899 in Thomery, was a French painter and sculptor, specializing in genre scenes with animals, animal painting and sculpture. The fame she enjoyed during her lifetime quickly faded after her death; her painting was too far from modern trends. From 1980 onwards, biographical publications associated her with the beginnings of feminism because of the very emancipated life she led.