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.


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!