Photo Restoration Of A Sicilian Woman by Jean-François Portaels

Photo Restoration Of A Sicilian Woman

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The Affinity Photo Editor, was used in the photo retouching of this classical artwork.

Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Jean-François was born in the Flemish Brabant Belgian municipality Vilvoorde, to the mayor of Vilvoorde a rich brewer; and spent much of his time growing up drawing scenes of his native town.

In 1836 his father sent him to the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels; which was established in 1711 and he studied under the Belgian artist François-Joseph Navez (1787 – 1869), who himself was a student of the famous Neoclassical French painter Jacques-Louis David (1748 – 1825).

Five years later Jean-François journeyed to Paris and enrolled at the French Academy, Ecole des Beaux-Arts to continue his studies; studying in his spare time the old masters in the Louvre, as well as visiting the Paris Salons for inspiration and to research artistic trends in France.

In 1842 on his return to Belgium he won the Grand Prix de Rome, and the money he made from this win allowed him to travel to Italy; where he visited Venice, Florence and Rome, and then later to Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Judea, Spain, Hungary and Norway.

Jean-Francois was a prolific and versatile artist that painted across a broad spectrum of genres, including historical paintings, biblical paintings, portrait paintings, landscape paintings, genre paintings and Orientalist paintings with along with portraiture was his main focus.

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