STILL LIFE by FELIX VALLATON 1925

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STILL LIFE

 

felix valloton

He was born into as a member of middle class family in Lausanne, and there in classical studies at Collège Cantonal, 1882 he graduated with a degree. Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Gustave Boulanger were at the same art when he moved to Paris to work under the Académie Julian. It’s where he greatly appreciated Holbein, Dürer and Ingres works in the Louvre, he spent a lot of time; These artists remain as big factors in his art  throughout his life to Vallotton folk songs.  Vallotton’s first Paintings, portraits, firmly rooted in the academic tradition. in 1885 his first potrait work was  Ingresque Monsieur Ursenbach of Salon des artistes français.In 1886 he received  an honorable mension in the year ,he also painted his first self-portrait.

The following decade Vallotton painted many works wrote a number of art criticism. In 1891 his first engraving was portrait of Paul Verlaine. He produced many innovative gravings on board during the 1890s and he established  an artistic medium, a true engraving revival leader .In the Western world, relief printing, commercial wood carving in the form of long drawn or painted images, were his trademark works,. Vallotton’s engravings style were undifferentiated in black and white areas.His works were reductive in his opposition. Stressed and outline and flat pattern were what, Vallotton generally produced by modeling transitions and traditionally scan was eliminated. Influenced by impressionism, symbolism and especially Japanese gravure,he held a large exhibition, ukiyo-e print I at the École des Beaux-Arts .

Vallotton’s painting post-Nabi period atracted adherants , and usually for  their accuracy and their respect for the technical qualities, but his style was frequently criticized for  the violence content which is typical of  Neue Zürcher Zeitung, in one which his writings complains  that Vallotton paints like a police in  23 March 1910 issue, , ‘he resembles his paintings like  the job of a constable  to catch up with forms and colors. They lack all joyfulness, color everything with a dryness creaks unbearable. his uncompromising character was his art evolved in Germany during the 1920s, and he  prefigured the new objectivity parallel in the work of Edward Hopper.

for the arrival first world war Vallotton, in 1914, joined  the the French army as a volunteer , but he was rejected because he was found underaged he adopted to his style the country for engraving medium.In 1901 he  returned to the series, to express his feelings for the first time since this war, the last finger.  later, in 1917, a Commission of the Ministry of fine arts,he spent three weeks in an open round of champagne. Silhouette  was undertaken sketches were produced by him, among them, were the works which depicted the devastated landscape with cool detachment this was the basis Félix Vallotton concentrated his in recent years, the landscape of memory and imagination .Always a prolific artist, at the end of his life he produced 1700 Paintings and about 200 prints, Also hundreds of drawings and various sculptures. he died after he reached his 60th birthday.

Still life felix vallon

Felix painted that picture using the oil technique.

Its dimensions are 72.7 x 60 cm.

It’s a fantastic composition of a vase,a cup,cake,a knife,flowers and teapot. The colors are gorgeou A superior ability to blend Paint can be opaque, or transparent, which gives an impression of its contrasts the setup was  undisturbed.   the mood and time allows you to sit you at the very table on the canvas  You instinctively know where to grab food items eyes closed.it  also remains  flexible for the observer , which helps enjoy the food tradation.

the painting shows the historically background of the food tradition.

 

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