Famous Paintings by Eva Gonzalès [French Artist]
Eva Gonzalès was born in Paris, where her father, Emmanuel Gonzalès, introduced her to affluent literary and artistic communities at a young age.
Eva Gonzales's art style is extremely similar to Manet's because she was working under Manet's direction, and the subjects she picked were a reflection of daily life.
The white-on-white of the bed, sheets, nightgown, and table set, laced with pink, tan, and turquoise tones, contrasts sharply with her beautiful complexion and black hair.
This seductive portrayal has a counterpart sketch that is kept in a private collection. Although the hue tones are more subdued, it nevertheless depicts Jeanne in the same stance with her eyes closed in slumber.
Media: oil, canvas
Tag: flowers-and-plants, female-portraits, leisure-and-sleep
Location: Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Dimensions: 101.5 x 82.5 cm
Her most well-known work, A Loge at the Théâtre des Italiens, is a superb illustration of her aesthetic skill.
The painting shows a man and a woman in a theater box. While the man looks at something outside the scope of the painting, the woman appears to be observing the event.
A Loge at the Théâtre des Italiens is a work about personal experiences and social interactions. The man and the woman are tense, and their respective stances show that they are not in sync. Gonzalès' expertly planned composition gently reveals their link to the observer.
In this artwork, the interaction between the depicted figures and the spectators is also explored.
The friction between being observed and being watched appears frequently throughout the work, and the woman in the blue dress practically appears to be aware that she is being observed.
Perhaps Gonzalès' most successful piece is Nanny and Child. This artwork was created at Dieppe, a location Gonzalès frequently visited in the 1870s.
It pays a subtle but clear reference to Manet's classic work The Railway. The sitting smiling nanny, who is looking out at the observer, and a little child whose torso is turned away are depicted in a true impressionist style.
Original Title: Nounou avec enfant
Date: 1877 - 1878
Genre: genre painting
Tag: female-portraits, gardens-and-parks, children portraits
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, US
The majority of the time, Eva Gonzalès' subjects were females doing things like studying, knitting, or replenishing a vase with flowers.
A milliner, often known as a hat maker, is depicted in this pastel managing the trimmings that will ultimately be used to create a hat.
Her Milliner depicts the portraiture of a woman doing a hat adornment. She is composed and appears to be thinking about something other than the task at hand.
Considering their interest in fashion and social life, Impressionists like Gonzalès frequently painted milliners.
Tag: flowers-and-plants, female-portraits
Jeanne Gonzalès, who frequently posed for her sister Eva, is perched atop a donkey as the artist's husband Henri Guérard watches.
After the artist passed away, the painting was discovered in her workshop, and the mystery behind the man's jacket remains.
Jeanne and Henri got married after Eva Gonzalès passed away unexpectedly at the age of 34.
Genre: genre painting
Media: oil, canvas
Tag: animals, male-portraits, female-portraits, gardens-and-parks
Location: Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK
Dimensions: 100 x 81.3 cm
The Bouquet of Violets by Eva Gonzalès
Gonzalès frequently invited her sister Jeanne (who was also a gifted artist) to serve as a model for her serene home scenes of everyday life, and, likely, she did so in this stylish portraiture.
This work with its sparkling gray and pink color scheme and a collection of sensory-stimulating visual components is reminiscent of pieces by her old instructor, Edouard Manet, who created them in the late 1870s.
Eva Gonzalès Paintings
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