Art Sunday #115: Felix Vallotton – La Valse (The Waltz)

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Félix Edouard Vallotton (December 28, 1865 – December 29, 1925) was a Swiss/French painter and printmaker associated with Les Nabis. He was an important figure in the development of the modern woodcut.

His woodcut subjects included domestic scenes, bathing women, portrait heads, and several images of street crowds and demonstrations—notably, several scenes of police attacking anarchists. He usually depicted types rather than individuals, eschewed the expression of strong emotion, and “fuse[d] a graphic wit with an acerbic if not ironic humor”.  Vallotton’s graphic art reached its highest development in Intimités (Intimacies), a series of ten interiors published in 1898 by the Revue Blanche, which deal with tension between men and women.  Vallotton’s woodcuts were widely disseminated in periodicals and books in Europe as well as in the United States, and have been suggested as a significant influence on the graphic art of Edvard Munch, Aubrey Beardsley, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%A9lix_Vallotton

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17 thoughts on “Art Sunday #115: Felix Vallotton – La Valse (The Waltz)

    saywhatumean2say said:
    March 26, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    The image featured is just hauntingly beautiful….going straight to the source link to see and read more. THANK YOU Jim for exposing me to another cultural experience. ~~dru~~

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      Jim responded:
      March 26, 2017 at 5:24 PM

      you’re welcome. 🙂

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    Anna said:
    March 26, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    Cool painting. Reminds me of the Gustave Klimt painting, I don’t remember the name of the painting or if the painters name is right. “Pling”

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      Jim responded:
      March 26, 2017 at 1:50 PM

      I liked the face coming out at the bottom. 🙂 “pling”

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        Anna said:
        March 27, 2017 at 1:09 PM

        Me too! And the dancing is captured so well. “Pling”

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        Jim responded:
        March 27, 2017 at 1:16 PM

        I thought the dancers looked like they were ghosts dancing. “pling”

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        Anna said:
        March 27, 2017 at 1:18 PM

        Agree. They come out of the canvas background. “Pling”

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        Jim responded:
        March 27, 2017 at 5:45 PM

        I like to think they “floated” 🙂 “pling”

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        Anna said:
        March 29, 2017 at 9:50 AM

        It looks like that. “Pling”

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        Jim responded:
        March 29, 2017 at 9:59 AM

        kinda cool, huh? “pling”

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        Anna said:
        March 29, 2017 at 10:54 AM

        Yes, it’s not easy to paint like that “pling”

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        Jim responded:
        March 29, 2017 at 11:12 AM

        You could do it. me? I can’t draw a straight line even if you gave me a ruler. “plig”

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        Anna said:
        March 29, 2017 at 2:02 PM

        📐✏️😄”pling”

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        Jim responded:
        March 29, 2017 at 4:16 PM

        LOL 🙂 “pling”

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    swo8 said:
    March 26, 2017 at 1:07 PM

    Very nice….it captures a dreamy mood and the movement of the dance.
    Leslie

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