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Félix Vallotton : idyll on the edge

Author: Christoph Becker; Linda Schädler; Félix Vallotton; Kunsthaus Zürich.; Hubertus-Wald-Forum.
Publisher: Zürich : Scheidegger & Spiess, ©2007.
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"Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) was a keen observer of his era. His ironic and socio-critical themes distinguished him from his colleagues. He neither shunned caricatures nor maintained idyllic bourgeois appearances. His art was indiscrete and occasionally permeated by black humor and biting sarcasm. These aspects of his production have made this significant symbolist an internationally renowned avant-garde artist of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Becker, Christoph, 1960-
Félix Vallotton.
Zürich : Scheidegger & Spiess, ©2007
(OCoLC)608407269
Named Person: Félix Vallotton; Félix Vallotton; Félix Vallotton; Félix Valloton; Félix Vallotton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Becker; Linda Schädler; Félix Vallotton; Kunsthaus Zürich.; Hubertus-Wald-Forum.
ISBN: 9783858817075 3858817074 9783858811943 3858811947 9783858817105 3858817104
OCLC Number: 179929578
Notes: Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Kunsthaus Zürich, Oct. 5, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008 and at the Hubertus-Wald-Forum at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Feb. 15-May 18, 2008.
Translation of: Félix Vallotton, Idylle am Abgrund.
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: The distant observer : biography --
Discrete glimpses : rendezvous, denudations, adultery : the interior paintings --
Sub-zero distance : portraits of unerring precision --
Painterly sensation : working out the materiality --
Unsparing perspective : alienating aspects in depictions of nudes --
Melancholic expanse : between topography and imagination --
"grandes machines" : irony and skepticism on a large scale.
Other Titles: Félix Vallotton.
Responsibility: Christoph Becher and Linda Schädler ; with a biography by Linda Schädler ; [translation, Dream Coordination Office (Lisa Rosenblatt and Charlotte Eckler), Vienna].

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"Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) was a keen observer of his era. His ironic and socio-critical themes distinguished him from his colleagues. He neither shunned caricatures nor maintained idyllic bourgeois appearances. His art was indiscrete and occasionally permeated by black humor and biting sarcasm. These aspects of his production have made this significant symbolist an internationally renowned avant-garde artist of early Modernism."--Jacket.

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