gandalf1202:

Louis Anquetin - Avenue de Clichy, Le Soir, Cinq Heures [1887] on Flickr.

This composition is today considered to be one of the major works that in 1887 led Édouard Dujardin to hail Anquetin (Étrépagny, January 26, 1861 - Paris, Augsut 19, 1932) as the chief proponent of Cloissonism. This work indeed illustrates the principle elements of this new artistic movement that affirmed the supremacy of drawing and borrowed its style from not only medieval stained glass windows and enamels, but also Japanese prints. The parallel between this blue-toned pastel and the art of stained glass was indirectly confirmed by Émile Bernard, who recalled that Anquetin’s monochromatic compositions were inspired by the latter’s habit of looking at landscapes through panes of coloured glass. The exceptionally elegant and shadowy black outlines as well as the flat treatment of the surface are further testament to this particular way of seeing.

[Sotheby’s, New York - Pastel on board, 60.3 x 50.3 cm]

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Edouard Vuillard

Flowers

1906

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W.R. Inge

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Edouard Vuillard

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Virgil

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Garden Flowers - Anne-Marie Butlin

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Bouquet in a Green Pitcher

Louis Valtat - 1915

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Albert Schweitzer

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Anne-Marie Butlin

"Nicotina"

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John Keats

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View of Collioure

Henri Matisse - 1905

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Open Window, Etretat, 1920 Henri Matisse

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