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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Young Girls on the Edge of the Sea oil painting


Young Girls on the Edge of the Sea
Painting ID::  84336
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Young Girls on the Edge of the Sea
61 x 46 cm (24 x 18.1 in), Oil on canvas Date 1879 cyf

   
   
     

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Hl. Maria Magdalena in der Wuste oil painting


Hl. Maria Magdalena in der Wuste
Painting ID::  89573
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Hl. Maria Magdalena in der Wuste
1869(1869) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions Deutsch: 48 x 36,8 cm cjr

   
   
     

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Maria Magdalena in der Wuste oil painting


Maria Magdalena in der Wuste
Painting ID::  91115
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Maria Magdalena in der Wuste
1869(1869) Medium oil on canvas cyf

   
   
     

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Christian Inspiration oil painting


Christian Inspiration
Painting ID::  91501
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Christian Inspiration
between 1887(1887) and 1888(1888) Medium Oil on paper, mounted on canvas cyf

   
   
     

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Poor Fisherman oil painting


Poor Fisherman
Painting ID::  92266
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Poor Fisherman
oil on canvas Dimensions 105.8 X 68.6 cm (41.7 X 27 in) cyf

   
   
     

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     Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
     1824-1898 French Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Art Galleries Born in Lyons on Dec. 14, 1824, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes belonged to the generation of Gustave Courbet and ??douard Manet, and he was fully aware of their revolutionary achievements. Nevertheless, he was drawn to a more traditional and conservative style. From his first involvement with art, which began after a trip to Italy and which interrupted his intention to follow the engineering profession that his father practiced, Puvis pursued his career within the scope of academic classicism and the Salon. Even in this chosen arena, however, he was rejected, particularly during the 1850s. But he gradually won acceptance. By the 1880s he was an established figure in the Salons, and by the 1890s he was their acknowledged master. In both personal and artistic ways Puvis career was closely linked with the avant-grade. In the years of his growing public recognition, when he began to serve on Salon juries, he was consistently sympathetic to the work of younger, more radical artists. Later, as president of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts - the new Salon, as it was called - he was able to exert even more of a liberalizing influence on the important annual exhibitions. Puvis sympathy to new and radical artistic directions was reflected in his own painting. Superficially he was a classicist, but his personal interpretation of that style was unconventional. His subject matter - religious themes, allegories, mythologies, and historical events - was clearly in keeping with the academic tradition. But his style eclipsed his outdated subjects: he characteristically worked with broad, simple compositions, and he resisted the dry photographic realism which had begun to typify academic painting about the end of the century. In addition, the space and figures in his paintings inclined toward flatness, calling attention to the surface on which the images were depicted. These qualities gave his work a modern, abstract look and distinguished it from the sterile tradition to which it might otherwise have been linked. Along with their modern, formal properties, Puvis paintings exhibited a serene and poetic range of feeling. His figures frequently seem to be wrapped in an aura of ritualistic mystery, as though they belong in a private world of dreams or visions. Yet these feelings invariably seem fresh and sincere. This combination of form and feeling deeply appealed to certain avant-garde artists of the 1880s and 1890s. Although Puvis claimed he was neither radical nor revolutionary, he was admired by the symbolist poets, writers, and painters - including Paul Gauguin and Maurice Denis - and he influenced the neoimpressionist painter Georges Seurat. During his mature career Puvis executed many mural paintings. In Paris he did the Life of St. Genevieve (1874-1878) in the Panth??on and Science, Art, and Letters (1880s) in the Sorbonne. In Lyons he executed the Sacred Grove, the Antique Vision, and Christian Inspiration (1880s) in the Mus??e des Beaux-Arts. He painted Pastoral Poetry (1895-1898) in the Boston Public Library. These commissions reflect the high esteem with which Puvis was regarded during his own lifetime. Among his most celebrated oil paintings are Hope (1872) and the Poor Fisherman (1881). He died in Paris on Oct. 10, 1898.

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