Carriere, Eugène (1849-1906) by Scholes, Robert

Eugène Carriere (1849 – 1906) He was born at Gournay-sur-Marne and entered the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris en 1870. After the Franco-Prussian War he became a pupil of at the Académie (1823-1889), but he moved away from the academic style and became a symbolist painter, who mainly did scenes of family life and motherhood, as well as portraits of his friends, which included some imortant literary figures. He was close to , though his painting style is far from fauvism. This friendship is another demonstration of the close connection between spiritualism and avant-guardism (or symbolism and fauvism) during the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. Cabanel Gauguin

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