Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (Puvis de Chavannes Pierre)( French painter.)
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Born December 14, 1824 in Lyon. Under the influence of ChassцLriau Puvis de Chavannes developed his own style of monumental decorative painting. For his work is characterized by rigid organization of the composition and placement of figures in a landscape of parallel plans. The artist remained in opposition to contemporary directions in painting: Realism and Impressionism. He was an idealist, but his work can not be called an illustration of abstract ideas and concepts, rather it is the symbolic embodiment of. Through ritmizovannogo movement and restrained coloring Puvis de Chavannes achieves a remarkable artistic unity of his compositions.
After the first success in the Salon of 1861, where he put the track Concordia (Consent) and Bellum (Discord), Puvis de Chavannes himself to the monumental and decorative painting, wrote a series of panels Life of St.. Genevieve, . patron saint of Paris, . for the Pantheon in Paris (1874-1878, 1898); three songs Sacred Grove, . Vision of Antiquity and Christian inspiration to decorate the staircase of the Palace of Arts in Lyon (1883-1886), Allegory of Science and Arts in the amphitheater of the Sorbonne (1887) and others,
. His last work was a cycle of paintings for the public library in Boston (Muses welcoming the Genius of the Enlightenment, 1893-1895). Died Puvis de Chavannes in Paris on October 24, 1898.