Who was Rosa Bonheur, Bordeaux painter featured on Google? – Betanews.fr

It’s the 200th anniversary of the birth of French painter Rosa Bonheur today, March 16, and Google Doodle has paid tribute to her with an animated figure of Rosa Bonheur painting a flock of sheep on a canvas.

Rosa Bonheur was born on March 16, 1822 in Bordeaux, Gironde, the eldest of a family of artists. Her mother, Sophie Bonheur, was a piano teacher and her father, Oscar-Raymond Bonheur, was a landscape and portrait painter who encouraged his daughter’s artistic talents.

Rosa Bonheur was above all an animal painter but also a sculptor, in a realistic style. Among his paintings are Plowing Nivernais, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1848 and now in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and The Horse Market, exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (completed in 1855) and which is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Rosa Bonheur was widely regarded as the most famous female painter of the 19th century.

In 1853, Rosa Bonheur achieved international fame with her painting “The Horse Market”, which depicted the horse market held in Paris. This painting, which is his best known work, is still on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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