Anquetin’s Signature Style

May 7, 2013 8:14PM

In 1887, Édouard Dujardin hailed Anquetin as the chief proponent of Cloissonism; Juliette illustrates the principle elements of this new artistic movement that affirmed the supremacy of drawing. Borrowing its style from medieval stained glass windows and enamels – as well as from Japanese prints – the exceptionally elegant shadowy black outlines, together with the flat treatment of the motifs, bring to life a masterpiece by the contemporary and influencer of Toulouse-Lautrec, Bernard and Van Gogh.

Louis Anquetin
Juliette, 1889
68 by 51 cm.; 26 3/4 by 20 in.

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale
New York | 8 May 2013