Saint Jean-Baptiste (1849) by Alexandre Cabanel
This painting depicts Saint Jean-Baptist, who was born on July 25th, 1593. He is one of the most important saints in Catholicism.
About the Artist: Alexandre Cabanel
Alexandre Cabanel was an accomplished academic French painter. He was born in September of 1823 and died in the year 1889. His artwork consisted of religious, historical, and classical nature.
He attended École des Beaux-Arts in Paris to study art at seventeen. He had his work featured at the prestigious Paris Salon in 1844. In 1864, he had the distinction of being appointed a professor at École des Beaux-Arts.
He had the chance to mold the minds of many artists. He was one of Napolean III's favorite artists and purchased his work, "The Birth of Venus," for his collection. Alexandre Cabanel was very influential at Paris Salon. He served as a judge for numerous art competitions.
Here are Other Paintings by Alexandre Cabanel (my personal favorites).
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