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Framed Young Women at the Sea Shore (petite version)
Young Women at the Sea Shore (petite version)
by Pierre puvis De chavannes
15" x 18" Frame
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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (Born 1824) was born in Lyon, France. He was taught by Eugène Delacroix and Thomas Couture. From the 1860s on, He exhibited regularly at the Paris Salons, but he’s best remembered for the huge canvases he painted for the walls of city halls and other public buildings throughout France. Puvis was the leading French mural painter of the later 19th century. He was much admired by a diverse group of critics and artists, including Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Théophile Gautier and Charles Baudelaire. He developed a style characterized by frescolike, flat, pale coloring, rhythmic lines and simplified forms, idealized themes and allegorical pieces and from antiquity. He’s remembered for the other important Paris murals he did in the Hôtel de Ville and the Sorbonne. His art was and still is great demand all over the world. They are highly priced by many discerning collectors. He also painted the staircase of the public library at Boston, a project that begun in 1894 and ended in 1898. In 1861 he began an important series of paintings for the museum at Amiens that became part of the museum’s decorative scheme. Among his other notable work is a series of panels illustrating the life of St. Geneviève in the Panthéon, Paris. Framed Pierre Puvis de Chavannes art are used to decorate some of the most prestigious spaces in the world. Some of his works were completed by his students after his death. Puvis was largely independent of the major artistic currents of his time.
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