Eugene Anatole Carriere  
Eugene Anatole Carriere
Eugène Anatole Carrière (16 January 1849 – 27 March 1906) was a French Symbolist artist of the Fin de siècle period. His paintings are best known for their brown monochrome palette. He was a close friend of the sculptor Rodin and his work influenced Picasso. Some see traces of Carrière's monochrome style in Picasso's Blue Period.

He was born at Gournay-sur-Marne (Seine-Saint-Denis). He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and later under Cabanel. During the Franco-Prussian War he passed some time as a prisoner in Dresden, where the art of Rubens made a lasting impression on him, as may be seen in the glowing colors of his early paintings. About 1890 he adopted the gray, misty-color scheme with contrasts of light and shadow, so characteristic of his art, but which no other artist has been able to imitate without affectation.

His themes usually are scenes of his domestic life, and he repeatedly introduced the likeness of his wife in his paintings. The first of these, The Young Mother (1879), is now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. It was followed by, The Sick Child (Montargis), The First Communion (Toulon), and the highly praised 1887 portrait of the sculptor Louis-Henri Devillez.

Carrière was one of the leaders in the secessionist movement, which led to the founding of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. At the Société, Carrière exhibited, among other works, Sleep (1890), the celebrated portrait of Paul Verlaine (1891, Luxembourg), Maternity (1892, Luxembourg), Christ on the Cross (1897), and Madame Menard-Dorian (1906).

Carrière played an influential role as an art teacher at Académie de La Palette.

He also modeled a monument to Verlaine in the style of Rodin, and wrote gracefully and interestingly on art subjects.

Several of his works may be found at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and in National Museum of Serbia in Belgrade.

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Self-portrait (c. 1893), oil on canvas Metropolitan Museum of Art

Woman Leaning on a Table, by Eugene Carrière (1893)

La Peinture


Portrait of Paul Gauguin

Portrait of Verlaine

The Bride (First Communion)

The Mothers

Alphonse Daudet and his Daughter, 1890, oil on canvas, Musée d'Orsay at Paris

'Homage to Tolstoy'

Roger Marx




Two women

Pauline Ménard-Dorian

Autoportrait ( Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg )

Portrait d'Elsa Koeberlé


La tendresse

Portrait de Madame Auguste Bonheur - Musée des Augustins

Le Fondeur (The Foundry)


Mujer mirando

Portrait of Clemenceau

Femme de dos se déshabillant

Gabriel Séailles et sa fille

Henri Rochefort

Paysage avec large rivière

Pol Neveux

Portrait d'Elisabeth


Lise au piano

Mme Carriere

Porträt der Tochter Lise Carrière

Portrait of a Woman (Madame Keyser (?))

Méditation, vers 1900



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