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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes


Pierre Puvis de ChavannesPierre Puvis de Chavannes

Pierre-Ccile Puvis de Chavannes, c. 1880, after a negative by tienne Carjat Birth name Born Pierre-Ccile Puvis de Chavannes December 14, 1824 Lyon, Rhne, France October 24, 1898 (aged73) Paris, France French Painting, Drawing Eugne Delacroix, Henri Scheffer, Thomas Couture Symbolism Death and the Maiden, The Dream, The Poor Fisherman George Burroughs Torrey


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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (14 December 1824 24 October 1898) was a French painter, who became the president and co-founder of the Socit Nationale des Beaux-Arts and whose work influenced many other artists.

LifeHe was born Pierre-Ccile Puvis de Chavannes in Lyon, Rhne, France, the son of a mining engineer, descendant of an old noble family of Burgundy. Pierre Puvis was educated at the Lyons College and at the Lyce Henri IV in Paris, and was intended to follow his father's profession when a serious illness interrupted his studies. A journey to Italy opened his mind to fresh ideas, and on his return to Paris in 1844 he announced his intention of becoming a painter, and went to study first under Eugne Delacroix, Henri Scheffer, and then under Thomas Couture.[1] [2] It was not until a number of years later, when the government of France acquired one of his works, that he gained wide recognition. In Montmartre, he had an affair with one of his models, Suzanne Valadon, who would become one of the leading artists of the day as well as the mother, teacher, and mentor of Maurice Utrillo.

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes


WorkHis work is seen as symbolist in nature, even though he studied with some of the romanticists, and he is credited with influencing an entire generation of painters and sculptors. One of his protgs was Georges de Feure. Puvis de Chavannes is noted for painting murals, several of which may be seen at the Htel de Ville (City Hall) in Paris, the Sorbonne, and the Paris Panthon, and at Poitiers, as well as at the Boston Public Library in the United States. Puvis de Chavannes was president and co-founder in 1890 of the Socit Nationale des Beaux-Arts (National Society of Fine Arts) founded in Paris. It became the dominant salon of art at the time and held exhibitions of contemporary art that was selected only by a jury composed of the officers of the Socit. Those who translated best the spirit of the work of Pierre-Ccile Puvis de Chavannes' in their own creations were, in Germany, the painter Ludwig von Hofmann [3] and in France, Auguste Rodin.[4] His easel paintings also may be found in many American and European galleries. Some of these paintings are, Death and the Maiden The Dream The Poor Fisherman / 1881, Oil on canvas Vigilance The Meditation Mary Magdalene at Saint Baume Saint Genoveva Young Girls at the Seaside / 1887, Oil on canvas Mad Woman at the Edge of the Sea Hope Hope (nude) Kneeling nude woman, viewed from back The Sacred Grove

The Poor Fisherman

Puvis de Chavannes prizeBeginning in 1926, The Prix Puvis de Chavannes (Puvis de Chavannes prize) was awarded by the National Society of Fine Arts (Socit Nationale des Beaux-Arts). The Prix Puvis de Chavannes is the retrospective exhibition in Paris of the main works of the artist awarded the prize that year. During the twentieth century, this exhibition was located at the Grand Palais or the Muse d'Art Moderne. The most famous painters who have been awarded the prize are, 1941: Wilhem Van Hasselt, 1944: Jean Gabriel Domergue, 1952: Tristan Klingsor, 1955: Georges Delplanque, 1957: Albert Decaris, 1958: Jean Picard Le Doux, 1963: Maurice Boitel,[5] 1966: Pierre Gaillardot, 1968: Pierre-Henry, 1969: Louis Vuillermoz, 1970: Daniel du Janerand, 1971: Jean-Pierre Alaux; 1975: Jean Monneret, and for 1987: Andr Hambourg.[6]

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes



Muse de Picardie. clich H.Maertens (1863)

The Shepherd's Song (1897)

The White Rocks (18691872)

Doux Pays (1882)

The Dream (1883)

Further reading Shaw, Jennifer L., Dream States: Puvis De Chavannes, Modernism, and the Fantasy of France (2002), Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-08382-3

References[1] Frantz 1911 [2] "Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre". New International Encyclopedia. 1905. [3] [4] [5] [6] (http:/ / www. lvh. ch) (German) (English) (Portuguese) The study Poemas e pedras, by Rita Rios, So Paulo, to be published in 2007. Home page of Maurice Boitel (http:/ / www. mauriceboitel. com) Socit Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Biennale 1991, Grand Palais, anne du centenaire, catalogue pages 8 and 9

Attribution This articleincorporates text from a publication now in the public domain:Frantz, Henri (1911). "Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre Ccile". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopdia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

External links Commercial Art Gallery Guide (http://www.artcyclopedia.com/gallery/puvis_de_chavannes_pierre.html) Pierre Puvis de Chavannes at artchive.com (http://www.artchive.com/artchive/P/puvis.html) "Pierre Puvis de Chavannes". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. This articleincorporates text from a publication now in the public domain:Chisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). Encyclopdia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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