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A fascinating exhibition of major works by Felix Vallotton tells a provocative story about life in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibition also showcases powerful oil paintings of the genre scenes, nudes, and landscapes of his mature period.
His early prints and woodcuts made on a gamut of topics from the docile scene with music instruments to observations of everyday life to the street riots are examples of a mastery of detail and minimalist touch. While clearly demonstrating the strength of the technique, his works seemed to fall in-between the styles and artistic movements of his time.
This leaves the impression that he either came too late for the expressive art of such painters like Ingre who was a strong influence for Vallotton or too early for the New Objectivity style of the s. He immediately sees the dissonance between the newly established canons and their twisted morality, but is restrained in his critique.
While executed with very fine detail that at times allude to the influence of the Old Masters in the use of reflections and light, the ambiguity of the scenes leave many questions unanswered.
Discover this amazing artist while sampling the thrilling artworks on view at The Met. Bequeathed to The Met Museum in by Scofield Thayer, the collection is now coming on view for the first time. Thayer, a wealthy American publisher, and poet, collected the works in the early s. Klimt, while highly acclaimed in Austria, was mostly unknown to the American public. Schiele and Picasso were just starting to get attention and recognition in America. Thayer used some reproductions of the artworks in his avant-garde literary magazine Dial and for an discrete nudes at the Montross Gallery in New York in His collection was assembled when Thayer was traveling between Vienna, Berlin, and Paris.
It is an opening into the hidden obsession and fascination with the nude bodies, the emotions of the struggling souls and the complexity of desire. Address.
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