Though he participated in the first Impressionist exhibit — and shared with them a move away from the conventions of academic landscape and a search for the atmospheric effects of light and color — 19th century French painter Stanislas Lépine largely stayed outside of their circle.
Lépine worked outside of most artistic social life, for that matter, keeping largely to himself and working in his own manner.
His similarities to the Impressionist painters, who he appears to have have presaged to some degree, derive largely to the shared influence of Corot and Johan Barthold Jongkind on both Lépine and the other artists. Lépine was apprenticed to Corot for a time in the mid-19th century.
Like the Impressionists, Lépine took Paris and it environs as his subject, and in particular the River Seiene in all its moods and aspects — portraying its quays, bridges, barges and waters, both in paris and the small villages nearby, with painterly aplomb.
3 Replies to “Stanislas Lepine”
Beautiful artwork! Impressionist paintings are one of my favorite types of paintings, and I love being introduced to artists I had not known about before. I find it intriguing that Stanislas Lépine stayed out of the social circles of painters, and I am curious about that. Do you know why he chose to keep to himself? Thank you for sharing his wonderful work with us!
The best bio I could find online for Lepine is on Rehs Galleries. That’s about as much as I know.
Excellent post, very well written and thoughtful.
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