Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Artist of the Week - Émile Bernard

Émile Bernard
by Toulouse-Latrec

Émile Henri Bernard (April 28, 1868April 16, 1941) is best known as a Post-Impressionist painter who maintained close relations to Van Gogh and Gauguin and, at a later time, to Cézanne.read more of this article here


French painter who is sometimes credited with founding Cloisonnism (see Pont-Aven school; Synthetism). He was noted for his friendships with such artists as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Odilon Redon, and Paul Cézanne.

My apologies, for these are quite out of order by date. In some cases I don't know the date assigned to a painting and with others, I'm afraid to mess with their placement on the blogger layout which is notorious for giving me trouble.



Self-portrait with portrait of Paul Gauguin
1888.


In the same year, Gaugin painted this counterpiece

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Breton Women

Breton Women
(Van Gogh's version, after Bernard)

below:

Iron Bridges at Asnières
1887

Brother Scene
(for Vincent)


The Artist's Grandmother


Breton Peasants


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Apres le bain, les nymphes

1908

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Madeleine au Bois d'Amour
(Madeleine was the artist's sister. This painted when he was merely 2o years old)


The Harem

Breton Woman and Haystacks

Still Life with Flowers

5 comments:

  1. All rather excellent. Thank you for that.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. I confess, I like Toulouse-Lautrec's and Gaugin's portraits of him more than I like his works. I guess he had a fetching personality. Lovely paintings.

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  3. I Love love love these. I have been influenced by Bernard for most of my painting life. His Breton Women, the first one in this post, with the delicious orange pinkish sheaves, along with some paintings by Munch ("Ashes"!!!) made very powerful impressions on me, and continue to affect my work. Shapes, composition, color choices - I can't get enough of some of these pieces.

    Some here I have never seen before (Harem, Still Life with Flowers, his Grandmother, les nymphes...) and I love the progression many of these show towards the more abstract, flattened style he achieved later with Gauguin and Van Gogh.

    I think he is under appreciated, particularly given his influence on so many of the artists around him, including Cezanne.

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  4. A very eclectic artist, in fact, because his workarts can be so different. Watching the nudes? then the Breton women, I don't get the impression that it is the same hand that has painted both. Different inspirations, certainly.

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