Autoportrait à la pipe, by Louis Anquetin.⁠ 🎨A charismatic

Autoportrait à la pipe, by Louis Anquetin.⁠ 🎨A charismatic

8/3/2021, 8:02:54 PM
Autoportrait à la pipe, by Louis Anquetin.⁠ 🎨A charismatic portrait of the very original Anquetin with all the accessories and signs of the French bourgeois. A very modern canvas both in expression and technique. Note the cloud-like textures of the beard and hat, with facial contours delimited with only blotches of colour, all without losing an inch of verisimilitude and liveliness.⁠ 👨‍🎨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.⁠ 📐Height: 65.2 cm (25.6 in). Width: 49.3 cm (19.4 in). Oil on canvas, 1892.⁠ 🏛Private collection.⁠ What do you think about this? ⁠ Share and follow @monteroneart for a daily 🎨!

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