Felix Vallotton : Honfleur et la Normandie
Foreword by Anne-Marie Bergeret-Gourbin, Conservateur du musee Eugene Boudin
Text by Marina Ducrey
Editions Anthese, Arcueil, 1999.
Soft-bound; 240 x 270 mm; coloured pictorial cover Port d’Honfleur or Barques a quai, Honfleur; 87 pages. Forty colour reproductions of works by Felix Vallotton. Text throughout in French.
The book is in very good condition. The binding is sound. There is tanning to the covers, particularly the spine. The contents are clean and bright, and the printing is on good quality glossy paper that does justice to the art reproduced.
Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) was a Swiss/French painter and printmaker associated with Les Nabis, a group of young artists that included Pierre Bonnard, Ker-Xavier Roussel, Maurice Denis, and Edouard Vuillard. Vallotton was an important figure in the development of the modern woodcut.
This book accompanied an exhibition of works by Vallotton at the Honfleur Musee Eugene Boudin in 1999. Although the text by Marina Ducrey, an essay dealing with his life and work, is in French, the book can be appreciated for the quality of the art reproduced. It need not be an impediment to enjoyment of Vallotton’s paintings. It should appeal both to those already familiar with his work and those coming to it for the first time.