Jean Raoux

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jean Raoux (* 1677 in Montpellier ; †  February 10, 1734 in Paris ) was a French painter . Together with Sébastien Bourdon , Joseph-Marie Vien , François-Xavier Fabre and Frédéric Bazille, he is one of the most famous painters from Languedoc . The contemporary Antoine Watteau played an important role in the renewal of French painting during the Régence period.

life and work

Raoux began his training in Montpellier, but later moved to Paris in the workshop of Bon Boullogne (1649-1717). Between 1705 and 1714 he stayed in Rome , Padua and Venice . After his return to Paris in 1717 he became a member of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture and was commissioned by the Grand Prior Philippe de Vendôme (1655–1727), but also worked for the Régent Philip II of Orléans .

In addition to other museums, the Louvre also owns several paintings by Raoux, such as the “Young Woman Reading a Letter” (a theme that he painted in different versions) or “ Telemach bei Calypso ” (1722). These works are currently in the depot and will not be shown in the face-to-face exhibition.

From November 28, 2009 to April 11, 2010, the Musée Fabre in his hometown hosted a major solo exhibition that brought together a total of 80 works by the artist from French and other European collections, more than half of which were paintings.


Individual evidence

  1. See the corresponding page on the Musée Fabre website and the press dossier there (accessed on May 14, 2010).
  2. See Éric Biétry-Rivierre: Jean Raoux, maître de la sensualité Régence. (= Review of the exhibition.) In: Le Figaro , November 30, 2009.

Web links

Commons : Jean Raoux  - collection of images, videos and audio files