En suite – Graphic Art by Delacroix, Redon, Gauguin, Vuillard

The museum owns a valuable collection of 19th century graphic art series illustrating the development of the printmaking technology. They also show how pictorial narration has evolved from the Romantic era to modern age.In the early 19th century, it was lithography that gave new impetus to the... more

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En suite – Graphic Art by Delacroix, Redon, Gauguin, Vuillard

The museum owns a valuable collection of 19th century graphic art series illustrating the development of the printmaking technology. They also show how pictorial narration has evolved from the Romantic era to modern age.In the early 19th century, it was lithography that gave new impetus to the printing of graphic arts. Since it allowed higher print runs than copperplate printing, it also paved the way to a wider distribution. In France, the new technology, which made it possible to draw directly on the plate, was adopted by Eugène Delacroix in the 1820s. He used it to illustrate Goethe's Faust. Some years after this masterpiece, Delacroix completed a series of illustrations for Shakespeare's Hamlet. The artist's choice of literature where he picked out the most dramatic scenes was a reflection of the Romantic period. A few decades later, Odilon Redon evoked Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire and Gustave Flaubert in his graphic arts series, although he did not illustrate their writing. He preferred to draft free artistic comments instead. The so-called Volpini suite – it was named after the café where it was first put on exhibit in 1889 – represents Paul Gauguin's first encounter with the world of printmaking. The prints do not form a closed cycle. They are a loose collection of motifs depicting the artist's stay in Brittany, Arles and Martinique, where his preferred subjects, still heavily influenced by literature, were already clearly emerging. A decade later, Edouard Vuillard chose color lithography as a suitable method for his portfolio "Paysages et intérieurs", where the narrative is eclipsed by the sophisticated composition.

The museum owns a valuable collection of 19th century graphic art series illustrating the development of the printmaking technology. They also show how pictorial narration has evolved from the Romantic era to modern age.In the early 19th century, it was lithography that gave new impetus to the printing of graphic arts. Since it allowed higher print runs than copperplate printing, it also paved the way to a wider distribution. In France, the new technology, which made it possible to draw directly on the plate, was adopted by Eugène Delacroix in the 1820s. He used it to illustrate Goethe's Faust. Some years after this masterpiece, Delacroix completed a series of illustrations for Shakespeare's Hamlet. The artist's choice of literature where he picked out the most dramatic scenes was a reflection of the Romantic period. A few decades later, Odilon Redon evoked Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire and Gustave Flaubert in his graphic arts series, although he did not illustrate their writing. He preferred to draft free artistic comments instead. The so-called Volpini suite – it was named after the café where it was first put on exhibit in 1889 – represents Paul Gauguin's first encounter with the world of printmaking. The prints do not form a closed cycle. They are a loose collection of motifs depicting the artist's stay in Brittany, Arles and Martinique, where his preferred subjects, still heavily influenced by literature, were already clearly emerging. A decade later, Edouard Vuillard chose color lithography as a suitable method for his portfolio "Paysages et intérieurs", where the narrative is eclipsed by the sophisticated composition.

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