Video Art | Jean-Francois Portaels | Belgian Painter | 1818

Jean-François Portaels,was a Belgian painter and born in 1818. He was also the director of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Jean Portaels was an extremely prolific artist. He usec to make huge oil paintings adorning the walls of St Jacques-sur-Caudenberg; biblical scenes, such as The Daughter of Sion Reviled (in the Brussels Gallery), The Death of Judas, The Magi travelling to Bethlehem and The Drought in Judaea; genre pictures, such as A Box in the Theatre at Budapest (Brussels Gallery), portraits of officials and of high society, Oriental scenes and. He also used to draw and paint pictures of exotic female figures and exotic life.

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