Dans la Rue, by Louis Anquetin.⁠ 🎨 A ghostly snapshot not

Dans la Rue, by Louis Anquetin.⁠ 🎨 A ghostly snapshot not

7/5/2021, 8:40:25 AM
Dans la Rue, by Louis Anquetin.⁠ 🎨 A ghostly snapshot not typical of the lighter Anquetin artworks. A very modern composition of Parisian nightlife: Anquetin seems to have access to money for much or all his life, and turned away from modernism and perhaps a potentially greater degree of notoriety in the Art Establishment historical timeline wherein modernism trumps all else. However, we often see depictions of lavish parties and luxurious entertainment in the French capital.⁠ 👨‍🎨 Louis Anquetin (French, 1861-1932) was a painter belonging to the Pont-Aven school, one of the most influential French post-impressionist movements and known for his popping colours and eye-catching compostions. He joined the Parisian circles through Leon Bonnat, where he met Toulouse-Lautrec whom he accompanied through the cabarets of Montmartre. When the teacher closed his course in 1883, they turned to another academic artist, Fernand Cormon, whose workshop was to become a true melting pot for artists. He then continued his studies with Claude Monet at Giverny. In 1887 Bernard and Antequin recede from impressionism and use thick black stripes in their paintings that began to delimit increasingly flat areas chromatically. Eventually the Pont-Aven school turned into a new movement itself, the Nabis, and Anquetin became interested in decorative-like practices such as pointillism and cloisonism, a new trend that had great impact at the Volpini Café and found inspiration in stained glass and ukiyo-e. He turned towards realism at the end of his life, following the steps of Courbet and Daumier.⁠ 📐 Oil on canvas, 1891.⁠ What do you think about this? ⁠ Share and follow @monteroneart for a daily 🎨!

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