Puvis De Chavannes

Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898) is know as a leading figure of the symbolist movement.  After classic and traditional studies, he turns to painting.  He stayed twice in Italy where he studied with Delacroix. He was influenced by Ingres and Chasseriau whom he admired.

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His male vision is essentially referring to Ancient Greece, glorifying men’s muscular strength and efforts.  Male bodies and beauties at all ages really are sublimated in his representations.

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