Girodet-Trioson, Anne-Louis

Girodet-Trioson, Anne-Louis än-lwē zhērôdā´-trēôzôN´ [key], 1767–1824, French painter. Originally named Girodet de Roussy or Roucy, he was a student of J.-L. David , and his classical training was sometimes at variance with his often eccentrically romantic expression. He won the Prix de Rome and while in Italy painted the Sleep of Endymion (1791 Louvre), a sensual and erotically ambiguous work that brought him widespread recognition. His Deluge (Louvre) demonstrates Girodet's interest in unusual color and lighting problems. Much of his work, including a series for Malmaison (Napoleon's residence), glorifies Napoleon. His The Burial of Atala (1808 Louvre) was inspired by Chateaubriand.

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