Louis Anquetin

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Louis Anquetin

Autoportrait à la pipe, self-portrait, 1892
Louis Anquetin (26 January 1861 – 19 August 1932) was a French painter.

Anquetin was born in Étrépagny, France and educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen.

In 1882 he came to Paris and began studying art at Léon Bonnat's studio, where he met Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The two artists later moved to the studio of Fernand Cormon, where they befriended Émile Bernard and Vincent van Gogh.

Around 1887, Anquetin and Bernard developed a painting style that used flat regions of color and thick, black contour outlines. This style, named cloisonnism by critic Edouard Dujardin, was inspired by both stained glass and Japanese ukiyo-e. One example of this can be seen in Avenue de Clichy: Five O’Clock in the Evening, argued by Dr. Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov as being inspiration for Van Gogh's famous Cafe Terrace at Night.

He eventually fell from the public's eye after abandoning the modern movements, opting instead to study the methods of the Old Masters. Thus, Anquetin's works following the mid-1890s, such as Rinaldo and Armida, were especially Rubensian and allegorical in nature. In 1907 he met Jacques Maroger, a young artist who shared his interest, with whom he collaborated.

Later in life, Anquetin wrote a book on Rubens, which was published in 1924. He died in Paris.

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Albert Grenier

The Arbour

At the Bar

Avenue de Clichy, le soir, cinq heures

The Butcher's Assistants

Circus Scene

Circus Scene

The Elegant Profile of Bal Mabille

Emile Bernard

Femme a la Voilette

Femme au bord de l'eau

The Finish of the Horse Race

Girl Reading a Newspaper

The Harvest

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri Samary

In the Street

In the Street

Kiosk on the Boulevard Clichy

La Rieuse

Le Pont Neuf, Paris

Le rond-point des Champs-Élysées

Lili Grenier

Man sheltering beneath a tree

Moulin Rouge

Night Sail

The Peasant

The Pont de l'Europe

Portrait of a man

Portrait of a Woman