In 1886 he became the head of the black cat theatre project, which opened its doors at No. 12 Victorian-massé Street in December 1887. Renewing the theatre of shadows, he created the setting of the show the temptation of Saint-Antoine, on a text of a sdouard nores from the poem by gustave flaubert, painted on glass plates coloured in the background, while the characters, cut off on a sheet of zinc, appeared in the foreground as a shadow projected by a lamp placed under the scene, a little forward, sending its rays of bias.
He designed the staging and all the sets until the closing of the theatre in 1897. In addition to temptation, he created the march to the star, a mystery in 10 paintings (1893), on poems and music of friarolle georges, as well as the prodigal child, and a saint-geneviève with the same. In addition, from 1885 to 1895, he stayed every summer in Saint-Briac-sur-mer, while traveling through other places in Bretagne, always fascinated by the sea. In 1888, august lepère created with felix bracquemond, daniel virgine and tony bellrand, the magazine the original print, in order to interest artists and amateurs in the new processes and trends of engraving, especially in color. In this period when japonism has a great influence on the decorative arts, henri river realized from that date, from 1888 to 1902, the thirty-six views of the eiffel tower.
In 1891 valloton also renewed the wood engraving, with Gauguin or Émile bernard and Toulouse-lautrec in turn revolutionized the art of the poster, drawing the one intended for the famous cabaret opened in 1889, entitled Moulin-Rouge - la Goulue, which would follow the one made in 1894 by alfons mucha for sarah bernhardt in the role of gismonda. He married eugénie ley in 1895 and lived at the no 29 boulevard de clichy à paris. The couple built a house in loguivy-de-la-mer (ploubazlanec, at the mouth of the trieux), and this is where the summers are now until 1913. In 1912, on the death of his brother jules, he took care of his nephew George-henri river, the future museologist. In 1917, henri river ceased to express itself by print, and he used watercolour, already a little practiced since 1890 (he painted about a thousand watercolours).
He travels a lot, spends the Second World War in the baronies where his wife dies in 1943, becomes blind in 1944, and dictates his memoirs, published in 2004 under the title of the detours of the path. For the state thank you for detailing the photos.
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The item "Lithography henri riviere le soleil quint la feerie des heures 1901 m227" has been on sale since Sunday 12 September 2021. It is in the category "art, antiques\art of xixe and before prints, engravings, lithos". The seller is "mayawallis" and is located in/in Nantes.
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