What is an elegant painter? I have to keep searching for a better definition.
Someone who communicates the beauty in a sublime and noble way, or expresses ideal, which is better than reality, higher than ourselves. I think, for now.
Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Amedeo Modigliani, these are names of painters appearing most often on the list of the world's most expensive paintings, but most of the artworks on this list do not evoke elegance, which has nothing to do with stated monetary values or scholarly acclaimed greatness of the paintings. but everything to do with the inner standard of aesthetics and the state of mind of the creators of the paintings.
Thus I believe.
Alexandre Cabanel: 28 September 1823 - 23 January 23 1889
Catharine Lorrillard Wolfe by Alexandre Cabanel
the sleep of endemion 1792
Anne-louis Girodet (Montargis France 29 January1767-9 December 1824 Paris France)
Anne Vallayer-Coster: 21 December 1744-28 February 1818
Portrait d'une violoniste by Anne Vallayer-Coster
Artemesia Gentileschi: 8 July 1593 - c. 1656
cleopatra by artemesia gentileschi
Chen Yifei 陈逸飞: 12 April 1946 - 10 April 2005
Dante Gabriel Rosetti: 12 May 1828 - 9 April 1882
blue dress (model: jan morris) by Dante Gabriel Rosetti
Sir Edward Burne-Jones: 28 August 1833 - 17 June 1898
Sidonia von Bork 1860 by Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Elisabeth Vigee le Brun: Paris France 16 April 1755 - Paris France 30 March 1842
auto portrait avec julie, sa fille c 1789 By Elisabeth Vigee le Brun
Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee: London England, 27 November 1853 - London England, 17 October 1928
Miranda by Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee
Sir Frederic Leighton: Scarborough England 3 December 1830 - London England 25 January 1896
Antigone 1882 by Sir Frederick Leighton
George Romney: Dalton-in-Furness England 26 December 1734-Kandel England 15 November 1802
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