Félix Vallotton. Idyll on the Edge

Félix Vallotton, revealed to be not only the most important Swiss symbolist, but also an intelligent observer of his tumultuous times, highly critical of bourgeois convention.

 

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Title Information

Edited by Christoph Becker and Linda Schädler. With a biography by Linda Schädler

1st edition

, 2007

Hardback

192 pages, 91 color and 10 b/w illustrations

22 x 27 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-707-5

In cooperation with Kunsthaus Zürich

Content

The Swiss painter Félix Vallotton (1865–1925) and his artworks were uniquely poised to embrace both the dawn of modernism and the fading light of the post-impressionist and symbolist movements. Lavishly illustrated, Félix Vallotton. Idyll on the Edge traces the artist’s life from his early days as a portraitist and printmaker to his later work as a painter who prefigured European modernism.
Linda Schädler and Christoph Becker reveal Vallotton to be not only the most important Swiss symbolist, but also an intelligent observer of his tumultuous times, highly critical of bourgeois convention. His sometimes eerie naturalism, the authors argue, links him to literary fashions of the day as well as reflecting the inception of psychoanalysis. This stunning volume forges a new understanding of landmark paintings from an especially fertile period in art history, and the fascinating artist behind them.

 

The book was published to coincide with exhibitions at Kunsthaus Zürich and the Hamburger Kunsthalle.

 

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Authors & Editors

Christoph Becker

Linda Schädler