Felix Vallotton, Fire beneath Ice


Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) is a unique artist who kept up life style that was at once very personal and resolutely modern. Adopting flattened perspectives and audacious frames inspired by Japanese prints and photography, readily identifiable, his paintings are characterized by elegant colors and precision, drawings and forms that enhance engravings. Indefatigable in his work, he tried all genres: portrait, nude, landscape, still life and even historic painting. This is the first retrospective devoted to the artist in a Parisian National Museum for nearly half a century.  


curators: Guy Cogeval, Isabelle Cahn, Marina Ducrey, Katia Poletti, scenography: Atelier Sylvain Roca & Nicolas Groult, graphism: Patrick Hoarau, lights: Vyara Stefanova


photos: Sylvain Roca

  • Opening: September 2013
  • Location: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais
  • Area: 1500 m2
  • Production: Musée d'Orsay and Réunion des Musées Nationaux
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