Thursday, November 09, 2006

Art Blogging: Jules-Alexis Muenier

Jules-Alexis Muenier (1863-1942) was a French Academic painter. He studied under Jean-Leon Gerome at the Beaux-Arts Acadamie. He settled in the village of Coulevon in Gerome's former home and exhibited often at the Salon, achieving his greatest success during the turn of the century.




Tramps (1895) at the Assemblee Nationale. I'm inclined to class Muenier as a Naturalist because of his content, but his Academic training is clear in the figure work, draping, and precise depiction of water-reflection. Perfection!




The Catechism Lesson (1890) at the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Besanacon. It tells quite a story of different responses to Sunday school. I was usually the kid on the left.

4 comments:

Vicki said...

I'm not at all a student of art, but I do appreciate the talent of artists such as this one. I think his work is marvelous! It's odd that I've never heard of him. Thanks for posting his work.

I was also a bit like that youngster on the left side - I was the daydreamer with an overly active imagination - or maybe it was just ADD...

Dale Tedder said...

Only a Methodist would think that the catechism painting was of a Sunday school class. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.

John said...

Heh. That's the closest relevant experience. Growing up, my church didn't even have a confirmation class.

Hypatia 370 said...

I had both catechism and Sunday school; do I get extra points?

I'm 3rd from left, all wrapped up in my purloined novel, Lady Chatterly's Lover, and sweating about my turn at bat with the good pastor.