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Félix Vallotton, life at distance

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 Félix Vallotton, life at distance

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Félix Vallotton, life at distance
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"Throughout my existence, I have been he who looks through a window at life while not living life myself."

Félix Vallotton was a brilliant and subversive engraver and illustrator. He was also a prolific sketcher and portrait painter of nudes, of mythological scenes and of landscapes.

He had a plural nature, and was very different from one period to the next. Quite exceptionally, or perhaps even uniquely in the history of art, he was also a man of letters who penned critiques, essays, stage plays and novels.

Vallotton the polymorphous artist escaped all categorization. He was a rebellious anarchist yet was resolutely bourgeois; he was a member of the "Nabis" yet was an unrepentant loner; and he was humorous yet was somewhat depressive. Both the man and his œuvre are complex and mysterious.

To understand them, the viewer is invited to take part in a form of treasure hunt. Through the different styles of the artist and to the very core of the writer, two clues emerge: a distance from the world and an obsession with water.

Exhibition
Félix Vallotton, le feu sous la glace
2 october 2013 > 20 january 2014, Grand Palais (Paris)
14 february > 1st june 2014, Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)
14 june > 23 september 2014, Mitsubishi Museum (Tokyo)

Length
52 mn
Format
NTSC All zones
Publisher
Rmn-GP / ARTE
Distributor
Rmn-GP / ARTE
Author
Juliette Cazanave
Museum
Paris - Galeries nationales (Grand Palais, Champs Elysées)
Themes
Drawings, Illustrations, Painting
Art movements
French paintings, 19th century, 20th century, Nabis
Artist
Félix Vallotton (1865-1925)
Languages
German, English, French, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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