Artist: Antoine CALBET (1860-1944) Title: Madame Bovary Size: 12.0 x 9.5 inches (it is unframed). Media: Paper on Hardboard. Condition: Very Good.
Antoine Calbet (1860-1944) - "Madame Bovary" mixed media (pastel mostly) painting signed; published art. This portraying the tragic heroine during happier times. This was depicting a scene from the famous novel of Gustave Flaubert. This artist is well-listed and is generally quite sought after. I love the movement in his paintings/works; the lively colors (joy of life) all his work is so full of life, the love of life!
His work has been well sold primarily in France and Europe; however occasional pieces have been offered by some of our major auction houses, such as Christies and Freemans.
Antoine Calbet, a student of Alexandre Cabanel, was highly regarded as painter and illustrator of nudes and genre scenes. His subject matter and treatment of the human figure reflect an eighteenth century, Rococo influence, often including naturalistic, pastoral scenes depicted in a manner exuding lightness, elegance, and decorative charm.
Beginning in 1880, Calbet exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français, eventually becoming a member, and earning medals in 1891, 1892, 1893, and 1900.
Calbet provided numerous illustrations, notably: Aphrodite by P. Louys, Madame Neigeon by E. Zola, and Le Jardub de Berenice by M. Barres.
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