Aime Nicolas Morot (1850-1913)
[Aime N. Morot, Aime Morot, Aime-Nicolas Morot, Aime-N. Morot]
||Cabanel, Thiery and Sellier.
One of the strongest and most individual of modern French painters, a man replete with originality and
firey spirit, is Aime Nicholas Morot. Morot was born at Nancy in 1850, and studied art under Cabanel.
He won the Prix de Rome in 1873, and his first picture exhibitat the Salon, in 1876, obtained him his
first medal. He was medalled again in 1877 and in 1879, and received the medal of honor in 1880 for
"The Good Samaritan," a powerful picture which the Government purchased for the Luxembourg Museum.
He painted religious subjects and profane subjects, allegories, mythological compositions, battle scenes,
with an endless facility and felicity of touch. From a journey in Spain he brought back a number of
Spanish motives, one of which, a scene at a bull-fight, is now in the Corcoran Gallery at Washington.
"Japanese Fancy" is one of his characteristically audacious experiments in contrasts,
the opposition of the pure and delicate tint and texture of flesh to the blazing and gaudy colors
of an Oriental umbrella and robe. Morot is a son-in-law of the great painter J.L. Gerome.
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