Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Philippe Wolfers, La Fée au Pavon, 1901

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Project for a lamp. Watercolour, gouache.

Scanned from the book "Jugendstil" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker.

From the book:

"The famous Peacock lamp was a true sensation at the Salon National des Beaux-Arts exposition. It's a magnificent example of symbolism in Art Nouveau, but at the same time its concept contradicts every law of functionality."

Philippe Wolfers, 1858–1929.

2 comments:

Michael said...

Mariana, thanks for adding information about the medium (watercolour gouache) and the background. It gives me some context to further appreciate the painting.

Mariana said...

Hi there, Michael! I try to do that whenever possible, but most of the images I show here are paintings I found here and there on the internet, with little or no information attached. Thanks for commenting!