• Navigating the Middle Path

    2 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    Like many painters from Eastern Europe who studied in Paris during those golden years of the 1870s, Lajos Deák-Ébner wanted to apply the achievements of the plein-air tradition without giving up the disciplines of accurate drawing, storytelling, and multi-figure composition.
    Lajos Deák-Ébner Return of the Harvesters
    The artist in France who exemplified this middle path was Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884), who was an inspiration to many regional juste-milieu movements (the term means 'middle path' or 'happy medium'), not only in Hungary, but also in Spain, England, Scotland, and...
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