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January 08, 2013

18th century art: Morning and Night

Versailles Sept 1. 2014, Sun rising. Photography by @simonmirren 

Pierre-Antoine Baudoüin's scandalous paintings, one called Morning and the other Night.




Morning

Pierre-Antoine Baudoüin, Le Matin (Morning). (French, Paris 1723–1769 Paris) Gouache over traces of graphite, paper pasted onto board. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.



Night


Pierre-Antoine Baudoüin, La Nuit (Night). (French, Paris 1723–1769 Paris) Gouache on paper, pasted onto board. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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