Bernard made eight lithographs in total as illustrations for Les Cantilènes, destined for a never completed supplement to the Livre d’Art , a review directed by the writer Paul Fort. The eight completed prints may have been part of a larger projected series, as Les Cantilènes comprised some forty poems. In any case, …

Medium
Condition
In excellent condition, the colors fresh and brilliant
Signature
Signed with the artist's stamp lower right
Frame
Not included
Series
One of 8 illustrations for Les Cantilenes
Publisher
Les Cantilenes

Émile Bernard was a writer and a painter who maintained mutually influential friendships with Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh, though he argued passionately with both. Bernard was accepted as a pupil at the atelier of Fernand Cormon, but was expelled for insubordination. He and his close friend Louis Anquetin felt disillusioned with Pointillism and rejected Neo-Impressionism. Instead the two pioneered a new style, later termed Cloisonnism, with the idea that the painted line was the antithesis of the painted dot. This new painting methodology was defined by a use of flat colors and forms that were outlined by strong, black contours; it followed the legacies of Paul Cézanne, Japanese woodcuts, enamel work, and stained glass.

High auction record
$1.9m, Sotheby's, 2019
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
Hill-Stone, Inc. at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Online Fall 2020Hill-Stone, Inc.
2019
Rhythm of lines and colours in French Avant-GardeStoppenbach & Delestre
2018
Paintings From AfarMusée du quai Branly
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The Countess combs her hair, 1891-1892

Zincograph on paper, hand colored
13 × 7 7/8 in
33 × 20 cm
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Location
South Dartmouth
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Bernard made eight lithographs in total as illustrations for Les Cantilènes, destined for a never …

Medium
Condition
In excellent condition, the colors fresh and brilliant
Signature
Signed with the artist's stamp lower right
Frame
Not included
Series
One of 8 illustrations for Les Cantilenes
Publisher
Les Cantilenes

Émile Bernard was a writer and a painter who maintained mutually influential friendships with Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh, though he argued passionately with both. Bernard was accepted as a pupil at the atelier of Fernand Cormon, but was expelled for insubordination. He and his close friend Louis Anquetin felt disillusioned with Pointillism and rejected Neo-Impressionism. Instead the two pioneered a new style, later termed Cloisonnism, with the idea that the painted line was the antithesis of the painted dot. This new painting methodology was defined by a use of flat colors and forms that were outlined by strong, black contours; it followed the legacies of Paul Cézanne, Japanese woodcuts, enamel work, and stained glass.

High auction record
$1.9m, Sotheby's, 2019
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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