Developments in the 19th Century



 




Art Styles in 19th century - Art Map


 




SYMBOLISM

in

FRANCE




(Between Romanticism and Expressionism)


 




Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

(1824-1898)

 




 


 

   



 

 

 

b Lyon, 14 Dec 1824; d Paris, 24 Oct 1898.

French painter and draughtsman. He is known primarily for his large decorative schemes depicting figures in landscape. Although he is generally regarded as a precursor of SYMBOLISM, he was independent of any contemporary movement, and his works appealed to academic and avant-garde artists alike.

 




 
 
Hope.
1872.
Musee d’Orsay, Paris
 
   
Death and the Maiden.
1872.
National Gallery, London
 
 
Allegory of Life.
1873
   
Summer.
1873
 
 
Summer.
1873
   
Saint Genevieve as a Child in Prayer.
1876
 
   
The Prodigal Son.
1879
 
   
The Prodigal Son.
1879
 

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