Émile Bernard

Fred Leeman

A painter and a draughtsman, Émile Bernard (1868–1941) is remembered as a theoretician of “cloisonnisme” and of “synthétisme,” which gave birth to pictural symbolism. Bernard was a friend of Cézanne, Van Gogh, Redon, and Gauguin who he met in Pont-Aven in 1886 and with whom he devised new painting techniques. In 1893, he traveled to Italy and Egypt, where he lived for six years before coming back to France in 1904. In this first monograph on Bernard, whose painted œuvre remains largely unknown, Dutch art historian Fred Leeman, with the support of the artist’s heirs, follows Bernard’s complex path and analyzes significant works. Unpublished letters and documents coming from Bernard’s family archives enhance the study of the artist’s œuvre.

AuthorFred Leeman
With the Collaboration ofBéatrice Recchi-Altarriba and Annie Champié
DocumentationLucrezia Argyropoulos-Recchi et Céline Cordier
496 pages
25 x 30 cm
400 color illustrations
Publication Date2013
PublisherWildenstein Institute and Citadelles & Mazenod

Émile Bernard

Fred Leeman
With the Collaboration of Béatrice Recchi-Altarriba and Annie Champié
Wildenstein Institute and Citadelles & Mazenod
496 pages, 25 x 30 cm
400 color illustrations

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