Chenavard, Paul

PAINTER (FRANCE)
BORN 9 Dec 1807, Lyon - DIED 12 Apr 1895, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Lyon: Nouveau Cimetière de Loyasse (Against the wall at the end of Allee1 )

Paul Chenavard was a pupil of Hersent, Delacroix and Ingres in Lyons and Paris. He was well read and equally at home in history, philosophy, orientalism and mythological symbolism. In 1827 he went to Italy and Peter Cornelius introduced him to Hegel, who tried to interest him in the theory of palingenesis.

He travelled through Europe to enable himself to make a series of 42 paintings depicting the most important events of world history. He had received this commission after the revolution of 1848 to realise these paintings for the Panthéon in Paris, but in 1851, when twenty panels were finished, it was decided that the Panthéon would be used as a church again and there was no need for his series anymore. They were shown at the Exposition universelle in 1855 and are now at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyons.

Related persons
• was pupil to Delacroix, Eugène
• was pupil to Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Hours, Henri, Maryannick Lavigne-Louis, Marie-Madeleine Vallette-D'Osia, Lyon - La Cimetière de Loyasse, Conseil Général du Rhône, Lyon, 1996
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Images

The grave of Paul Chenavard at the Nouveau Cimetière de Loyasse, Lyon.
Picture by Androom (03 Dec 2007)

 

The grave of Paul Chenavard at the Nouveau Cimetière de Loyasse, Lyon.
Picture by Androom (03 Dec 2007)

 


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Published: 13 Jul 2008
Last update: 13 Jul 2008