Developments in the 19th Century

 






Art Styles in 19th century - Art Map


 



Carlos Schwabe

 



Carlos Schwabe

(1877-1926)

 

(b Altona, Holstein, 21 July 1877; d Avon, Seine-et-Marne, 1926).

Swiss painter and printmaker of German birth. He became a Swiss citizen and received his artistic training under Joseph Mittey (b 1853) at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Geneva. Following brief success there, Schwabe moved to Paris where he supported himself as a designer of wallpaper while he developed considerable graphic skills. He soon became active in Symbolist circles, winning favour as an illustrator of mystical religious themes. His highly refined drawings and watercolours accompany texts such as Le Rêve by Emile Zola (published 1892; drawings, Paris, Pompidou; exhibited Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, also in 1892), Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal (1900), Maeterlinck’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Catulle Mendes’s L’Evangile de l’enfance de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ selon Saint Pierre (1900) and Albert Samain’s Jardin de l’Infante (1908). Luxurious editions of his coloured etchings, woodcuts and lithographs, created for bibliophiles, were exhibited at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1897.

 

 


La Esperanza levantando al Amor herido
 

 


Primavera


 


The Wave

 


The Wave


 


The Wave


 


The Wave


 


The Wave


 


The Wave


 


The Wave


 


The Wave


 


The Inner Silence


 


Elysian Fields


 


Pommiers Fleuris


 


The Death of the Grave-Digger


 


Woman with the lyre


 


Pain


 

Salon de Rose + Croix


 


Madonna of the Lilies


 


Fleurs du mal spleen et ideal


 


Le Destiny


 


Spleen and Ideal

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