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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

French, 1824–1889

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

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French, 1824–1889

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes was an accomplished and sought-after muralist in the 19th century; his major public commissions include pieces for the Panthéon, the Sorbonne, and the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. He created his murals using the marouflage technique, in which he first made a canvas painting and then affixed it directly to the wall. In conjunction with this technique, Puvis developed a style of simplified forms, flat surfaces, rhythmic lines, and atmospheric color; his works were widely admired by peer artists and writers, including Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Charles Baudelaire, and other Post-Impressionists and Symbolists. Puvis also produced smaller easel versions of his large public works.

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Biography

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes was an accomplished and sought-after muralist in the 19th century; his major public commissions include pieces for the Panthéon, the Sorbonne, and the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. He created his murals using the marouflage technique, in which he first made a canvas painting and then affixed it directly to the wall. In conjunction with this technique, Puvis developed a style of simplified forms, flat surfaces, rhythmic lines, and atmospheric color; his works were widely admired by peer artists and writers, including Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Charles Baudelaire, and other Post-Impressionists and Symbolists. Puvis also produced smaller easel versions of his large public works.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Symbolism
Nov 28th, 2018
Symbolism
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Sep 17th, 2018
Influential Sculptor Richard Tuttle on 5 Eccentric Artworks That Inspire Him
This Secret Society Made Art Its Religion
Jul 7th, 2017
This Secret Society Made Art Its Religion
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