Félix Vallotton

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Vallotton, Félix


Born Dec. 28, 1865, in Lausanne; died Dec. 29, 1925, in Paris. Swiss graphic artist and painter who worked in France.

Vallotton studied at the Julian Academy in Paris. During the years 1891-98 he worked primarily in the technique of wood engraving. His psychologically expressive portraits of writers (the woodcut Dostoevsky, 1895) and the spiritually revealing scenes from Parisian life (the series Story of a Certain Crime and Intimacy), constructed by means of a tense combination of white and deep black spots, are extremely laconic. Later Vallotton painted nudes, interiors, and landscapes in which forms are reproduced with a cold precision and in a sharply patterned space (Model Undressing, 1904, P. Vallotton Gallery, Lausanne).


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Engraving of Edgar Allan Poe by Felix Valloton in La Revue blanche, 1895 -- Wikimedia Commons/ Felix Vallotton CAIRO -- 19 January 2018: On January 19, 1809 the acclaimed American author Edgar Allan Poe was born, master of the Gothic and a formidable short story writer across a wide variety of genres; he single-handedly shaped the course for horror, mystery and science-fiction.
Behind her stands the artist Felix Vallotton, a rival for Misia's affections, and her husband Thadee, co-founder of the literary journal La Revue Blanche, just indicated by a sliver of jacket and pipe.
Some specific subjects explored include erotic interiors in 18th-century France, the fictional apartment building in the interiors of Felix Vallotton and Emile Zola, fashion and interiors in Edouard VuillardAEs paintings of Misia Natanson, celebrity homes in the periodical press, and designing lifestyle in Monsieur magazine.
Cet evenement grandiose a ete cree le 31 octobre 1903 au Petit Palais, a l'initiative du Belge Frantz Jourdain (1847-1935), architecte, homme de lettres et grand amateur d'art, president du syndicat de la critique d'art, et d'amis comme les architectes Georges Desvallieres et Hector Guimard, les peintres Eugene Carriere, Felix Vallotton, Eedouard Vuillard, Adrien Schulz, ou le decorateur Jansen-: cette manifestation artistique a reussi a s'imposer au fil des annees comme un rendez-vous artistique et culturel incontournable qui vise a encourager la creativite chez les artistes, aiguiser l'esprit critique du public et mettre l'art au service du developpement des citoyens.
While these fascinating byways pull somewhat afield from Fantin's specific genre challenges, they eventually lead back to the more closely-related group portraits by Maurice Denis and Felix Vallotton, c.
While the segments generate about as much genuine fear as a Charles Addams cartoon, each displays a fertile imagination influenced by a breathtaking range of sources, from Japanese anime (in the case of Marie Caillou) to Felix Vallotton (Richard McGuire).
Felix Vallotton, a discerning young contemporary, observed that Rousseau's tiger "surprises its prey" by crushing every other painting hung in its vicinity.
Sometimes the catalogues were even less informative, as with the woodcuts of the radical Nabi, Felix Vallotton.
In the fourth chapter, Silverman examines the relationship between artist and amateur in fin-de-siecle illustrated books by studying the cases of publishers Paul Gallimard, Eugene Rodrigues, Pierre Dauze and Octave Uzanne, and artists August Rodin, Lucien Pissarro, Georges de Feure and Felix Vallotton.
In its new home the MCB-A will be able to display its splendid Hodlers and the world's biggest collection of paintings by Felix Vallotton, who was born here in Lausanne.
Felix Vallotton, granted a major exhibition in Paris last autumn at the Grand Palais, has many loyal collectors in Switzerland.
Also in Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum (Paulus Potterstraat 7; +31 (0)20 570 5200) mounts a display dedicated to the Franco-Swiss artist Felix Vallotton (until 1 June).