Introduction
Constantin Guys, Ernest-Adolphe-Hyacinthe-Constantin, (December 3, 1802 – December 13, 1892) was a Dutch-born Crimean War correspondent, water color painter and illustrator for British and French newspapers. Guys was born in Vlissingen. Baudelaire called him the "painter of modern life," and wrote a long essay on Guys in which he extensively praised his works, under the pseudonym "Monsieur G". Robert de Montesquiou wrote a review of Guys that acknowledged Baudelaire's essay, compared Guys favorably to Whistler, and emphasized his portrayal of details of women's clothing, and horse carriages. His subjects were Second French Empire life. In the Dutch novel "Au pair" by W. F. Hermans, one of the main characters is fascinated by Constantin Guys. Guys died in Paris, aged 90.
Wikidata
Q662943
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Introduction
Immortilized in an essay by Baudelaire, titled The Painter of Modern Life. Comment on works: illustrator
Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Illustrator, Painter
Names
Constantin Guys, Constantin Ernest Adolphe Hyacinthe Guys, Ernest Adolphe Hyacinthe Constantin Guys, Ernestus Adolphus Hyacinthus Constantinus Guys, Ernst-Adolphe-Hyacinthe-Constantin Guys, c. guys, constantin guys, Const. Guys, konstantin guys
Ulan
500002003
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