"For over 90 years, there has been a concerted and relentless effort to disparage, denigrate and obliterate the reputations, names, and brilliance of the academic artistic masters of the late 19th Century. Fueled by a cooperative press, the ruling powers have held the global art establishment in an iron grip. Equally, there was a successful effort to remove from our institutions of higher learning all the methods, techniques and knowledge of how to train skilled artists. Five centuries of critical data was nearly thrown into the trash. It is incredible how close Modernist theory, backed by an enormous network of powerful and influential art dealers, came to acquiring complete control over thousands of museums, university art departments and journalistic art criticism" http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/Philosophy/ArtScam/artscam.php

Eugène Joseph Verboeckhoven

       As you could see, I am adding also some painters that did not paint only landscapes. Eugène Joseph Verboeckhoven is an amazing painter of domestic animals and the environment where those are painted is very beautiful also.
      Eugène Joseph Verboeckhoven (Warneton 8 june 1798 - Schaarbeek 19 january 1881). This Belgian painter was born at West Flanders, and received instruction in drawing and modelling from his father, the sculptor Barthélemy Verboeckhoven. Subsequently he settled in Brussels and devoted himself almost exclusively to animal subjects.
      His paintings of sheep, of horses and of cattle in landscape, somewhat after the manner of Paulus Potter, brought him universal fame. Precise and careful finish is the chief quality of his art. In addition to his painted work he executed some fifty etched plates of similar subjects.Verboeckhoven visited England in 1826, Germany in 1828, and France and Italy in 1841.He was a member of the academies of Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp, St. Petersburg and Amsterdam. He also was director of several museums in Brussels after the revolution of 1830. Between 1861 to 1867 he used to be the mayor of Schaarbeek. In 1933 he became knight of the Leopoldsorder, the highest badge of Belgium

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