Puvis de Chavannes


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Pu·vis de Cha·vannes

 (pyo͞o-vē′ də shä-vän′, -vēs′, pü-vē′), Pierre 1824-1898.
French artist noted for his decorative and allegorical murals, such as Work (1863).
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Puvis de Chavannes

(French pyvis də ʃavan)
n
(Biography) Pierre Cécile (pjɛr sesil). 1824–98, French mural painter
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Already Puvis de Chavannes, by one of his superb panels in the Boston Library, has admitted the telephone and the telegraph to the world of art.
Whether the picture resembles nature or not is irrelevant, as a picture cannot be explained; the reason for its being painted in the first place was that the artist could find no other means of expressing what he saw.' In Paris Munch was strongly impressed by Puvis de Chavannes and by Gauguin's flattening of space, simplification of forms and non-naturalistic use of colour, all of which we can see in curiously static and serene symbolist landscapes, such as Starry Night (1893; Fig.
Ils constituent souvent, tels Edouard Detaille, Leon Bonnat, ou, dans une moindre mesure, Rosa Bonheur, Puvis de Chavannes et Jean-Jacques Henner, les representants d'un art academique ou mondain, alors fort apprecie par la bourgeoisie de la Troisieme Republique et adoube par les autorites.
She was soon posing for Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, an eminent painter of murals, and by 17 she was a favoured model and the mistress of Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
These artists took serious inspiration from Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, whose vast public murals spurred the move away from academicism toward modernist flatness and linearity.
Other pre-symbolist artists were Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898), and Gustave Moreau (1826-1898).
Sister Wendy and Tufnell discussed two paintings featuring scenes from the life of St John the Baptist: Neri di Bicci's St John the Baptist leaving for the Desert, and The Beheading of St John the Baptist by Pierre-Ccile Puvis de Chavannes.
He knew and was influenced by such significant European artists as John Singer Sargent, Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes and Pierre Auguste Renoir.