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


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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