Monday, February 4, 2013

Henri Lebasque, French Post-Impressionism

Henri Lebasque (French, 1865–1937)




Reclining Nude



The Village of Champigne, 1893



In the Boat at St-Pierre, 1900



Paysage à la meule, ca. 1900



Girls In a Garden (1905) oil on canvas



Fishing party, circa 1905


Before Bathing (c. 1907) oil on canvas
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow


Path among Olive Trees, 1922


Village en ete


Garden in Spring


Le port a Saint-Tropez


View of the Garden from the Window


The Bay of Toulon


Portrait of Nono


Nu Assis


Nude in Repose


Nude on a Couch


Nude

Henri Lebasque (25 September 1865 – 7 August 1937) was a French post-impressionist painter. He was called "the painter of joy and light," by both critics and artists. He was admired for the intimacy of his themes and the unique joy in his colors and forms.
He started his education at the École régionale des beaux-arts d'Angers, and moved to Paris in 1886. There, Lebasque started studying under Léon Bonnat, and assisted Ferdinand Humbert with the decorative murals at the Panthéon. Around this time, Lebasque met Camille Pissarro and Auguste Renoir, who later would have a large impact on his work.
Lebasque's vision was coloured by his contact with younger painters, especially Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard, founders of the The Nabis' Group,[1] who were the Intimists that first favoured the calm and quietude of domestic subject matter. From his first acquaintance with Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, Lebasque learnt the significance of a colour theory which stressed the use of complementary colours in shading.
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