The Nubian Giraffe Famous Painting Jacques-Laurent [Art Reproductions]
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Famous Giraffe Painting By Jacques-Laurent
This is the portrait of a respectable creature in bondage, with the managers attempting to convince him to drink or maybe even eat. The way that his tremendous neck is bowed is abnormal and represents his condition.
Giraffe Painting On Canvas
There is a feeling of pity and defenselessness in Jacques Laurent Agasse's painting of The Nubian Giraffe. It is a portrait of a creature in the capture, rendered in Neoclassical methods in the convention of the artist's lord, David. The two Arab attendants and the zoo proprietor are convincing the youthful giraffe to drink. The creature twists its long neck just as with incredible pity. The artist evoked such emotional load in spite of his utilization of zoological garden or carnival colors.
The Nubian Giraffe Painting
Famous artwork by Agasse Jacques-Laurent
The Nubian Giraffe
"King George IV paid Agasse (the artist) £200 for 'a picture of the Giraffe and Keepers'. The gentleman depicted wearing a top hat is Edward Cross, a well-known importer of foreign birds and animals for the royal menagerie. Born in Switzerland, Agasse lived in England from 1800 where he achieved considerable success painting sporting scenes and exotic animals. He also painted a number of portraits of noblemen on horseback."
"A giraffe leans its long, slender neck to reach the bowl held by its Arab keepers. Two Egyptian cows can be seen in the background. With the development of communication links, trader of the early nineteenth century was able to travel farther and farther afield and return with increasingly exotic gifts. Giraffes, lions, and leopards were given to wealthy landowners and Agasse, being renowned for his acute attention to detail, was often commissioned to paint them."
Beard, L., Butler, A., Cleave, C. V., Fortenberry, D., & Stirling, S. (2014). The artbook. London: Phaidon Press.
• Breathing color canvas; 440gsm with a satin finish • Fir wood stretcher bars sourced from sustainable Canadian forests • Printed by an Epson 9900 eleven color printer using Epson archival inks • Inks are water-resistant, durable and provide vivid print results • Canvases are hand stretched perfectly flat and stapled to the wood frame • Each canvas is printed, stretched and stapled by hand in Montreal, Canada • Will arrive ready to hang