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Félix Vallotton ha realizzato un sacco di stampe e devo dire che le adoro perchè da prima vista sembrano molto carine, pero se si guarda più strettamente, c’è sempre un messaggio nascosto. Attraverso le sue stampe, politiche per la mojor parte e destinate ai giornali popolari, Vallotton voleva mostrare la violenze sociale, le manifestazioni, ma anche la violenza quotidiana, e vari fatti, come nella sua seria chiamata Intimità. Insomma, la vita dell’epoca.

Félix Vallotton, La Manifestazione, 1893. Xilografia. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Félix Vallotton, La Manifestazione, 1893.
Xilografia.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Non è che sono veramente appassionata di fumetti pero le stampe di Vallotton mi fanno pensare ai disegni di Jacques Tardi, famoso autore e disegnatore di fumetti. Read More

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Sur la plage, 1899.
Oil on cardboard, 42 x 48 cm.
Private collection.
Courtesy of Kunsthaus Zurich.

Félix Vallotton is perhaps the chameleon of the Nabis era. With a traditional start in academic and portrait painting, Vallotton mastered printmaking, portrait painting, wood engraving, Nabis-style genre scenes and nudes, and then moved on to Realism before leading the way for the New Objectivity movement. He did not stop at painting, however, but tried his hand at writing no fewer than eight plays and three novels. Whilst these may not have been the most significant or even best-selling tomes of their time, it was still a remarkable achievement. After adding landscapes, still life painting, and sculptures to his already impressive repertoire, the resulting impression of this artist is that he was not only a style chameleon, but a fantastic over-achiever. Read More