Prud’hon, Pierre Paul (1758 - 1823)
PRYUDON, PIERRE PAUL (Prud'hon, Pierre Paul) (1758-1823), French painter and draftsman. Born April 4th, 1758 in Klyuni. He studied in France and Italy in 1778-1787, then settled in Paris. Public recognition has come to Pryudonu in 1803, when he received an order for a number of decorative works in the Louvre. He patronized the Empress Josephine, in 1805 wrote her portrait, which is now in the Louvre. The source of many stories Pryudona works - ancient mythology. His paintings are painted in soft, elegant style and subtlety of the difference between the transfer of mood, although not always perfect technique of execution. Pryudon was not only a great painter (his numerous drawings, executed in chalk on colored paper, stored in a museum Conde in Chantilly and in the Louvre) but also one of the best portrait of its time. As part of the neo-classical painting Pryudona tends to lyrical beginning, as opposed to the heroic style of Jacques-Louis David.
Pryudon He died in Paris on February 14, 1823.