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Decorative Art-Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis,
Ker Xavier Roussel, Edouard Vuillard,
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These artists played an important role in the development of decorative arts. They considered little paintings as elitists and bourgeois, and wanted that their "decorations" serve as a link between art and daily life.
After World War I many of the important characteristics of decorations-an emphasis on surface, flat forms, patterns, matte surfaces, non-narrative content, and large-scale or unusual formats-began to be absorbed into modern painting.
2.While descended from the illustrious tradition of 18th-century French compositions of Watteau and Boucher, their pictures are strikingly avant-garde in conception.
who painted this painting?
3. A few days before the opening of the Salon des Indépendants in 1891, the artist decided the panels would be better separated. The panels are called: Panneaux décoratifs 1. 2. 3. 4.
What is the name of this artist?
Who is this series by?
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5. The composer Henri Lerolle wanted a painting for his house which he ordered from the painter Maurice Denis. The artist's fiancée, the artist Marthe Meurier, was the model and painted the foliage.
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Who painted this painting?
In 1895 the art dealer Siegfried Bing invited Denis to create a bedroom decoration for the launch of his new gallery, the Maison de l'Art Nouveau. Inspired by Robert Schumann's song cycle, "Frauenliebe und Leben" ("The Love and Life of a Woman"), Denis created seven panels that were hung high on the walls as a frieze. He also insisted on designing the bedroom furniture for the room. Much to Denis's disappointment, his furniture was roundly criticized and the seven paintings were separated after the exhibition.
Who is the artist?
In 1920, this mural was made for Royal Tiger furrier in Geneva. This
subjects contrasts the religious style of the artist. It is not know if this
painting was done as a model or after as a copy.
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Classical Archives:musique baroque
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Co. Cm.The Four Seasons, Op.8 No.1-4 (M.Reyto) No.1 -
La Primavera (Spring) in E, RV.269 1.Allegro (34k)
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757);It. Sonatas (John Sankey) Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750); Ger.
Brandenburg Concerti 1-6, BWV.1046-1051 - No.1 in F, BWV.1046: 3.Allegro. No.2 in F, BWV.1047
Henry Purcell (1659-95) Abdalazer 2.Rondeau (R.B.Reich)
Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Organ Concerto Op.4 No.4 (59k) (L.Thompkins/R.Reid)
This exhibition consists of more
than 80 large-scale printings from public and private collections in Europe and the United
It offers a rare opportunity for American audiences to see the decorative projects carried out by these artists between 1890 and 1930, including many panels that have never been shown outside France. Furthermore, great effort has been made to reunite panels that were created for specific rooms, so that the ensembles can be seen together for the first time since they were dismantled from their original interiors.
Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
Educational programs have been made possible by the Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust. An indemnity has been granted by the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The exhibition is made possible in part by the Janice H. Levin Fund. The exhibition is organized by The Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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