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Durieu, Eugène (1800 - 1874)

A lawyer and the president of the French Photography Society between 1855 and 1857, Eugène Durieu made a series of photographic studies of nude and costumed figures to be used as models by artists, in particular Eugène Delacroix who commissioned various portraits to help him practice drawing while travelling. Both actively collaborated and turned what could have been mere transcriptions of reality into significant art works when Eugène Delacroix helped Eugène Durieu pose the figures into graceful and sensual nude postures, enabling the photographer to give an interpretative nature to his work. An eccentric public figure, Eugène Durieu ended his life in exile, in Switzerland after he had been condemned in France for falsifying accounts.

Tags / Eugene Durieu - French Photographer - Pioneers - Nudes - 1860s - Photography
Eugene Durieu, Male nude seated on a panther skin, legs crossed, date unknown
Eugene Durieu, Male nude seated on a panther skin, legs crossed, date unknown
Eugene Durieu, Draped female nude, seated, date unknown
Eugene Durieu, Draped female nude, seated, date unknown
Eugene Durieu, Draped female nude, seated, back view, 1855
Eugene Durieu, Draped female nude, seated, back view, 1855
Eugene Durieu, Draped model, 1854
Eugene Durieu, Draped model, 1854
Eugene Durieu, Untitled, date unknown
Eugene Durieu, Untitled, date unknown
Eugene Durieu, Untitled, 1854
Eugene Durieu, Untitled, 1854
Eugene Durieu, Study, 1852
Eugene Durieu, Study, 1852
Eugene Durieu, Untitled, 1853
Eugene Durieu, Untitled, 1853
Eugene Durieu, Female Nude, c. 1850-1859
Eugene Durieu, Female Nude, c. 1850-1859
Eugene Durieu, Female Nude, 1854
Eugene Durieu, Female Nude, 1854
Eugene Durieu, Standing Male Nude, 1855
Eugene Durieu, Standing Male Nude, 1855
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