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
Stamped by the artist with his initials lower right
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Series
One of eight for Les Cantilenes
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One of eight illustrations for 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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They come bearing the Holy Sacrament, 1891-1892

Zincograph with hand coloring, on paper
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
Stamped by the artist with his initials lower right
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
One of eight for Les Cantilenes
Publisher
One of eight illustrations for 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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