Sunday, April 24, 2011

Théo van Rysselberghe (November 23, 1862 - December 14, 1926)

The Burnished Hour

Van Rysselberghe was a monumental figure during his lifetime, constantly recreating his style as new influences  came within reach. It would be an exhausting exercise to list his influences and friends, suffice it to say that nearly every group he was contemporary with, excluding his last decade or so, was very fond of having his acquaintance (in his last years he looked down on the art of figures such as Picasso). His work is some of the most vivacious of his period, especially his final nudes, which have a strong quality of life. 

Madame Theo van Rysselberghe

Encampment near a Moroccan Village
c. 1888

Dario de Regoyos Playing the Guitar

Figures near a Well in Morocco

Man at the Rudder

Portrait of Marguerite van Mons

In the Shade of the Pines
c. 1905

The Model's Siesta

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