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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Between 1896 and 1903 he was a sub-editor at the Revue Blanche; a portrait by Felix Vallotton from these years depicts him leaning over his desk, back poker-straight, correcting a stack of proofs.
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.
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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.
I have always been intrigued by Felix Vallotton (1865-1925)--by his strangeness, his acerbic wit, his offbeat colour, and his odd position outside the mainstream artistic currents of his time.
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 her fifth chapter on Robert de Montesquiou, the author reflects upon the constitution and function of the private library of this collector, aesthete and "'venerator' of livres de luxe" (140) who "read, wrote, and coveted books to satisfy his cravings for beautiful objects" (164).
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.
Sometimes the catalogues were even less informative, as with the woodcuts of the radical Nabi, Felix Vallotton. A tormenting reference to 'seven prints framed together' (with no titles) left me with little to go on.