Anne-Francois-Louis Janmot

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Anne-Francois-Louis Janmot

French

Born 1814 - Died 1892

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Le Poème de l'âme ­ Géneration divine

The Poem of the Soul - Divine Genesis

Oil on canvas

113 x 143 cms | 44 1/4 x 56 1/4 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Le Poème de l'âme ­ Le Passage des âmes

The Poem of the Soul - Passage of the Souls

1854

Oil on canvas

113 x 145 cms | 44 1/4 x 57 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Le Poème de l'âme ­ L'Ange et la mère

The Poem of the Soul - The Angel and the Mother

Oil on canvas

113 x 143 cms | 44 1/4 x 56 1/4 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Le Poème de l'âme ­ Le Printemps

The Poem of the Soul - Spring

1854

Oil on canvas

114 x 144 cms | 44 3/4 x 56 1/2 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Le Poème de l'âme ­ Souvenirs du ciel

The Poem of the Soul - Memory of Heaven

1854

Oil on canvas

113 x 143 cms | 44 1/4 x 56 1/4 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Le Poème de l'âme ­ Le Toit paternal

The Poem of the Soul - Under the Paternal Roof

1854

Oil on canvas

113 x 143 cms | 44 1/4 x 56 1/4 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Le Poème de l'âme ­ Le Mauvais sentier

The Poem of the Soul - The Wrong Path

Oil on canvas

113 x 143 cms | 44 1/4 x 56 1/4 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Le Poème de l'âme ­ Cauchemar

The Poem of the Soul - Nightmare

Oil on canvas

113 x 143 cms | 44 1/4 x 56 1/4 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Le Poème de l'âme ­ Le Grain de blé

The Poem of the Soul - The Grain of Wheat

circa 1854

Oil on canvas

112 x 143 cms | 44 x 56 1/4 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Le Poème de l'âme ­ Première communion

The Poem of the Soul - First Communion

circa 1851

Oil on canvas

113 x 145 cms | 44 1/4 x 57 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

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French painter and poet. He belonged to the Lyon school of painting, characterized by idealistic and mystical tendencies similar to those of the Nazarenes and the Pre-Raphaelites. His Christian beliefs, which are very apparent in his art, were strongly influenced by neo-Catholic apologists. From 1831 Janmot studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. In 1833 he went to Paris, where he became a student of Victor Orsel at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He also attended Ingres's studios in Paris and Rome. His technique was deeply indebted to Ingres, but emotionally and intellectually he was more closely allied with Delacroix, whose enthusiasm for the literature of Dante and Shakespeare he shared. Janmot's style combined the precision of Ingres with the meditative devotion of Orsel. His predilection for heraldic compositions, based on symmetry and repetition, his use of profile and flattened form and his luminous colour were all influenced by a love of such early Italian painters as Giotto and Fra Angelico. Janmot's style has much in common with that of fellow Lyonnais and pupil of Ingres, Hippolyte Flandrin.

Reference: The Grove Dictionary of Art.