Developments in the 19th Century



 




Art Styles in 19th century - Art Map


 




SYMBOLISM

in

FRANCE




(Between Romanticism and Expressionism)


 




Eugene Carriere

(1849-1906)

 

Self-portrait.
1893
 

born January 17, 1849, Gournay, France
died March 27, 1906, Paris

French painter, lithographer, and sculptor known for his scenes of domestic intimacy and for his portraits of distinguished literary and artistic personalities, including his friends Alphonse Daudet, Anatole France, and Paul Verlaine.

In 1870 Carrière entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and after service in the Franco-German War he returned to Paris to study with one of the leading French academic painters, Alexandre Cabanel. From 1877 he frequently included his wife in his portrayals of family groups and pictures of maternity. He employed the rich colours of Peter PaulRubens and Diego Velázquez until about 1890, when he began to develop his own distinctive style, which usually involved figures shrouded in a pearly mist, delicate,predominantly gray tonalities, and soft modeling.

(Encyclopedia Britannica)

   
 
   
Crucifixion
1897
Musee d'Orsay
 
   
Place Clichy, Night
1899
Musee d'Orsay
 
   
Alphonse Daudet and His Daughter
Musee d'Orsay
 
   
Motherhood
 
   
Elise.
 
   
Nude.
 
 

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