|Inside of the House of Bruant: the Mirliton, 1886-87, Louis Anquetin|
|Avenue de Clichy, Five O'clock in the Evening, 1887, Louis Anquetin|
|The present incarnation Aristide Bruant's famed Paris nightspot.|
|Woman by a Lake, 1889, |
Louis Anquetin, an outstanding
example of Cloisonnism.
|Louis Anquetin--doesn't he look like quite a rascal to have in an art class? Yes, he painted a self-portrait as the devil.|
|Henri Samary, ca. 1880, |
Louis Anquetin (age 19)
Anquetin's early work was heavily influenced by Impressionism, but later, as he and Bernard, developed Cloison-nisme and acquired a reputation as innovators on the Paris art scene, Anquetin continued to innovate, his style changing throughout his career. During Anquetin's later life, he was largely outside the Paris art world. After his death in 1932, he was mostly forgotten. However, in recent years his works have seen a surprising renewal in interest, particularly his paintings of the mysterious "women of the night," a subject he worked on when he was in Rome. At the Bar (below), though painted in 1891, is much like his later works.
|At the Bar, 1891, Louis Anquetin--Women of the night?|
|Portrait of a Woman (possibly Marguerite Dufay), 1891,|
Louis Anquetin. Notice the Cloisonnisme.