Summer, 1891. Creator: Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (French, 1824-1898)
Summer, 1891. This painting is a smaller version of a mural on the same subject painted for the Hotel de Ville in Paris, which has a companion mural titled Winter . A writer at the time described Summer as "filled with joy, happiness, rest, and the apotheosis of life." Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso were among the many modernists influenced by Puvis de Chavannes's dreamlike themes and anti-naturalistic style of simplified, flattened forms.
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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Dramatic Poetry Aeschylus
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes: Dramatic Poetry (Aeschylus), Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, c. 1896, Oil on canvas, This painting is a scaled-down version of an enormous canvas—over 14 x 7 feet—that French artist Puvis de Chavannes painted for the Boston Public Library. The greatest muralist of his time, Puvis carried out many important decorations for public buildings in France. The Boston project, a cycle of nine murals, was his first and only commission in the United States and represents the spheres of human knowledge contained in the library's holdings. Here we see the Greek poet Aeschylus reading the script of his tragedy, 'Prometheus Bound.' The climactic scene unfolds behind him, as the titan Prometheus, who stole fire from the Gods, is punished by being chained to a rock and having his liver consumed daily by an eagle. Water nymphs surround the doomed figure, making gestures of despair., Overall: 48 7/8 x 24 7/8 in. (124.1 x 63.2 cm)
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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (French, 1824 - 1898)
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (French, 1824 - 1898). Normandie, 1893. From L'Estampe originale. Lithograph.
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