Jehan-Georges Vibert / A Night Class / 1881Jehan-Georges Vibert
A Night Class

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Creator Name: Vibert, Jehan Georges
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1840 - 1902
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Jehan-Georges Vibert
Title: A Night Class
Title Type: Primary
Title: Un atelier de soir
Title Type: Foreign
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1881
Creation End Date: 1881
Creation Date: 1881
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 60.8cm x 45.4cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: "J. G. Vibert"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1980.292
Credit Line: Bequest of Noah L. Butkin
Context: The artist himself described his painting of a night class: "Under smoldering electric lights, a model in historical costume poses for eager, ambitious art students. A few of them might have real talent, some could become commercial artists, but most, unfortunately, have no future in art at all."Although trained in a conservative academic style, Vibert here pokes fun at his own artistic tradition. Vibert was fond of caricaturing the pretentious elements of 19th-century French society. The work was shown at the 1881 Salon exhibition.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1980.292
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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