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The flower sellers by Victor Prouvé (1858 -1943)
The flower sellers by Victor Prouvé (1858 -1943) - Paintings & Drawings Style Art nouveau The flower sellers by Victor Prouvé (1858 -1943) - The flower sellers by Victor Prouvé (1858 -1943) - Art nouveau
Ref : 99805
12 000 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Victor Prouvé (1858 -1943)
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 10.71 inch X H. 13.98 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - The flower sellers by Victor Prouvé (1858 -1943) 19th century - The flower sellers by Victor Prouvé (1858 -1943) Art nouveau - The flower sellers by Victor Prouvé (1858 -1943)
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The flower sellers by Victor Prouvé (1858 -1943)

Victor Prouvé was born in 1858 in Nancy to a father who was an embroidery designer and a mother who was an embroiderer. At the age of 11, he was placed with a banner painter. Noticed by his teachers at the municipal drawing school, he left to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under the direction of Alexandre Cabanel.
In 1880, he exhibited three paintings at the 23rd exhibition of the Société des amis des arts de Nancy. Always appreciated and supported by his native city, he painted the medallions in the Grand Salon of the Hôtel de Ville, created the sculptures for the façade of the Maison du Peuple in 1901, became president of the Ecole de Nancy after Gallé's death and then director of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1919.
He participated for the first time in the Salon des Artistes français in 1882 and in 1889 he was awarded the Bronze Medal at the Exposition Universelle de Paris. The same year, his collaboration with Emile Gallé was intense and he designed many vases and furniture for his friend.
His art is not only expressed in painting; bookbinding, sculpture and engraving are disciplines in which he also distinguished himself.
The painting we present was done in 1886, the year he retired to the Chartreuse de Bosserville for health reasons. A paradoxical vision of Death disguised as a young flower seller, the contrast between the freshness of the flowers and the young woman and the dark skulls adorning her basket is striking.
Frame dimensions: width: 37.6 cm height: 45.7cm

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19th Century Oil Painting Art nouveau