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AVAILABLE: Jehan Georges Vibert’s “Convicting Proofs”

March 8, 2017

Jehan Georges Vibert “Convicting Proofs”

Source: Convicting Proofs – another gem by the 19th century French academic artist Jehan Georges Vibert (1840-1902) has been added to our available online inventory.

By 1867 Vibert had turned his attention to genre scenes and the most widely known were those of the clergy members; satirized beyond what would have been accepted in any other earlier period in France. But at this point in French history, contempt for the clergy had grown to such a level that these humorous attacks were accepted. Clergy members were often shown as mockingly decadent figures, captured at play with one another, sitting lazily in their chair and laughing, playing an instrument, and partaking in many other activities that had little to do with the religion that they were professing; the pictures were made more poignant with Vibert’s vibrant use of red and inclusion of the smallest detail to give the composition a unique sense of veracity.

 

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