Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Art Review - "Frisette" by Gustave Jean Jacquet

Today's #museumtourtuesday features a wonderful dog portrait painted by French artist Gustave Jean Jacquet (1846-1909).

Jacquet studied with the renowned painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and much of his work is reminiscent of that of his mentor. This portrait, however, is very different. The painting is very textural, with every brushstroke visible even though the paint application appears to be very thin. Best of all, there is an intensity to Frisette's gaze that rivals that of any societal portrait of the time.
"Frisette" • Gustave Jean Jacquet • Oil on Panel • 13" x 9.5" • Private Collection

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