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The Shepherd's Song, 1891

Oil on canvas
41 1/8 × 43 1/4 in
104.5 × 109.9 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1906

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1906

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
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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About the work
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New York
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1906

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1906

Medium
Painting
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
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.

The Shepherd's Song, 1891

Oil on canvas
41 1/8 × 43 1/4 in
104.5 × 109.9 cm
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