Monday, January 30, 2012
"Into this Wild Abyss..."
The above is from Alexandere Cabanel's 1868 painting, Fallen Angel. Cabanel (1823-1889) was an academic painter and professor at the École des Beaux-Arts and was frequently elected to the jury of the Paris Salon. These positions show him as having a hand in steering the direction of fine are during La Belle Époque.