FELIX VALLOTTON AT THE GRAND PALAIS
Félix Vallotton left his native Switzerland in 1882 to study at the Julian Academy in Paris, the cradle of many other Post-Impressionist artists and Nabis. With a foot in two centuries, two countries and two cultures, he won international renown for his woodcuts, but after 1899, he left woodcutting for painting, leaving over 1700 paintings when he died in 1925. He worked assiduously, in all genres: portraits, nudes, landscapes, still lifes and even history painting, producing huge mythological or allegorical scenes, or compositions inspired by the spectacle of modern warfare, in particular World War One. His modern style is easily recognisable by its slim paint layer, refined colours, precise outlines, bold framings, and flattened perspectives borrowed from Japanese prints and photography.
Until 20 Jan. 10am-8pm (10pm Wed). Closed Tue. 11€ / 8€
Grand Palais, Clemenceau entrance, Avenue Winston Churchill, 8th. www.grandpalais.fr/
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