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    Art Brokerage: Aristide Maillol French Artist: b. 1861-1944. Maillol studied at the cole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the Académie under Alexandre Cabanel and Jean Léon Gérôme from 1882 to 1886. His contemporaries Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and Paul Gauguin influenced the artist. In 1893 Gauguin suggested him to join the artist group 'Nabis'. Around the turn of the century the Nabis developed an anti-naturalist, symbolist pictorial language with two-dimensionally-decorative, simplified colour shapes and black contours. This style influenced his early paintings and tapestry designs. In 1897 he set up a small tapestry studio at his home village of Banyuls, where he employed local women for weavings. Up to 1900 he produced wall tapestries in the Art Nouveau style, but then an eye disease forced him to concentrate autodidactically on sculpture - small statues made of wood and clay from which he developed his monumental stone and bronze statues. The main subject of his sculptural work was the female nude, which featured a classic calmness and a clear, closed plasticity. His first main work 'La Méditerranée', made between 1902 and 1905, reveals an approach to classical, statuary forms and his striving for a closed sculptural volume, a harmonious balance and a calm classical expression, which was adopted from Hellenistic Antiquity. Maillol's compact, voluptuous female figures, reminiscent of Gauguin's women as well as of Renoir's later nudes, considerably influenced European and particularly German sculpture. Maillol also produced important graphic works - drawings, lithographs and particularly series of woodcuts, which the enthusiast for Antiquity made to illustrate antique literature. A first overview of his creations was shown in Paris in 1937: As part of the exhibition 'Les maîtres de l'art indépendant', which was shown at the Petit Palais parallel to the World Exhibition, three rooms were reserved for Maillol. The artist was awarded with large orders, e.g. in 1936 the order for the monumental sculpture 'La Montagne' for the planned Museum of Modern Art in Paris. In 1944 Maillol died from the consequences of a car accident. Often Maillol is called the 'Cézanne of sculpture', as he - like Cézanne - smoothed the way to abstraction. Listings wanted.

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Dialogues De Courtisanes: Nude Lithograph 1940 HS  Limited Edition Print - Aristide Maillol

Aristide Maillol

Dialogues De Courtisanes: Nude Lithograph 1940 HS

Limited Edition Print: Lithograph, Hand Signed, From the Edition of 50

Size: 15x11 in  | 37x28 cm
1940 Framed Hand Signed Lithograph - A Steal - Inquire - Blue Chip
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Binding Sheaths 1950 Limited Edition Print - Aristide Maillol

Aristide Maillol

Binding Sheaths 1950

Limited Edition Print: Woodcut in Red on Laid Paper, Hand Signed, From the edition of 100

Size: 4x6 in  | 10x15 cm
Framed Limited Edition Signed Woodcut $1,500
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Ovide  1935 Limited Edition Print - Aristide Maillol

Aristide Maillol

Ovide 1935

Limited Edition Print: Lithograph on Paper, Plate Signed, From the edition of 225

Size: 15x10 in  | 37x25 cm
Framed Lithograph $2,700
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