Germain Fabius BREST 1823/1900 - Cows at the water's edge at dusk
Signed: lower left
Period: French School XIX
Theme : Landscape
Technique: Oil on canvas - Rentoilé
Size: With frame 86 x 70 cm - Without frame 65 x 49 cm
Frame: Wood and gilded stucco nineteenth
Technique used / Oil on canvas - Rentoilé
Dimensions : 70 x 86 cm
Framing : Wood and gilded stucco nineteenth
Number of copies : 1
The Artist : BREST Fabius Germain
BREST Fabius Germain 1823/1900
French School - Post-Impressionist / Orientalist Movement
Influence: Emile Loubon, Constant Troyon
Painter born in Marseille on July 31, 1823, he died there in 1900.
Fabius Brest is the pupil of painters Émile Loubon in Marseille, and Constant Troyon in Paris. With him he learns to translate the atmosphere by the richness of the material and the color.
He started at the Salon of 1851 with Interieur of the forest of Sainte Baume.
On the advice of Loubon, who had made a stay in Palestine that had deeply marked him, Fabius Brest travels to Turkey from 1855 to 1859, where he returns with many paintings of landscapes. The Orient and especially oriental architecture remain his main sources of inspiration throughout his life. Inspired by Constantinople and the poetic landscapes of Asia Minor and the Bosphorus, ports, street scenes, cafes and picturesque markets leading to the praise of Edmond About, Théophile Gautier and Paul de Saint Victor. Later he stays in Venice and visits Algeria, bringing watercolors of his travels, oils but also important collections of earthenware, weapons, ewers.
The fame of Fabius Brest is established quickly and his work strongly disputed after each Salon is dispersed in Museums and Private Collections. Criticism and the general public have shown themselves from the beginning favorable to the painter. It is the brilliance, the finesse of execution and the particular quality of the light which interest the collectors.
He exhibited at the Salon from 1850 to 1896
Source Bénézit, Dictionary of Small Masters