Developments in the 19th Century



 




Art Styles in 19th century - Art Map


 




SYMBOLISM

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FRANCE




(Between Romanticism and Expressionism)




 




Aristide Maillol

(1861- 1944)
 

     


 

   

  b Banyuls-sur-Mer, 8 Oct 1861; d Perpignan, 24 Sept 1944.

 French sculptor, painter, designer and illustrator. He began his career as a painter and tapestry designer, but after c. 1900 devoted himself to three-dimensional work, becoming one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. He concentrated almost exclusively on the nude female figure in the round, consciously wishing to strip form of all literary associations and architectural context. Although inspired by the Classical tradition of Greek and Roman sculpture, his figures have all the elemental sensuousness and dignity associated with the Mediterranean peasant.
 
 
 
Woman with Parasol
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
 
 
   
House in Roussillon
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
 
   
Girl Tending Cows
1890
 
   
Femmes
 
   
Nude
 
 
   
Femmes
 
 



 
 
 


Aristide Maillol

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