Maillol - Exhibition catalogue

Maillol - Exhibition catalogue

Initially a painter, Maillol turned to tapestry and the decorative arts. Little known, this first part of his career, during which he looked at Gauguin and Puvis de Chavannes and forged close links with the Nabis, shows an artist eager to rediscover the principles of mural decoration.
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Dimensions :
22 x 29x 3,5 cm
Artist :
Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
Art movements :
20th century, 19th century
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Themes :
Sculpture, Women
Size of the book :
Paperback with flap
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Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)

Aristide Maillol was born in December 1861 in Banyuls-sur-Mer and died in September 1944 in the same town at the age of 82. Passionate about art since his early childhood, he decided at the age of 15 that he would become a painter. When the young man entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1885, he studied under the direction of artists Jean-Paul Laurens, Gérôme and Cabanel. Aristide Maillol then opened himself to other disciplines such as tapestry and sculpture. The artist regularly exhibited several of his tapestries at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Aristide Maillol was nevertheless best known as one of the most talented sculptors of his time.