Moreau Jupiter and Semele

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Gustav Moreau Jupiter and Semele, 1895, Musée Gustave Moreau, Paris This work assaults the eye with myriad forms constructed from a kaleidoscope of colour. The heavily impastoed surface builds, in places, to further enhance the jewelled surface – every inch is encrusted with detail. As one peers more closely, various vegetative and animate forms detach […]

Felix Vallotton, Royal Academy, London

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Félix Vallotton – Royal Academy, London In 1882 Félix Vallotton left Switzerland for Paris at the early age of 16, attracted by the opportunities for aspiring artists in the French capital which was also the world capital of the visual arts. He eschewed the chance to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts in favour of […]

Pierre Bonnard – Tate Modern

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Pierre Bonnard – Tate Modern This comprehensive exhibition follows Pierre Bonnard from his early days in Paris to his move in 1912 to Vernonnet in Normandy, where he was a near neighbour of the elderly Claude Monet, and his eventual relocation to Le Cannet in the South of France. We follow these peregrinations but the […]