Friday, January 12, 2007

Art Blogging: Georges de Feure

Georges de Feure (1868-1928) was a Franco-Dutch Art Nouveau painter and designer. He began as a representative of the Symbolist movement, and then drifted into the emerging Art Nouveau. Feure studied under Jules Cheret in Paris and created posters with vivid, fluid colors that captivated viewers. Eventually, Feure moved on to more lucrative creations in glass, porcelain, silver, furniture, and jewelry.

The Door of Dreams (1897-98) reveals Feure's Symbolist mysticism.

Swan Lake shows the fluidity that an imaginative watercolorist can execute.


the reverend mommy said...

I really enjoy de Feure's work. He's a favorite -- and I see some of the same techinques in Klimt -- the fluid lines and the sensuality, as well as the use of color. Nice choice.

John said...

Thanks. I wish that I had the background knowledge to be able to analyze de Feure's decorative work, which is apparently where he best thrived.