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Henri Eugene Augustin Le Sidaner


French Neo-Impressionism Symbolist Painter

Artistically and stylistically influenced by the following painters -Impressionism  Symbolism, Gustave Moreau, Theo Van Rysselberghe and Odilon Redon

Education - Ecole des Beaux-Arts

Cause of Death - natural causes

Mediums - oil on canvas

Biography Information  the Painter

About the Artist

Henri Le Sidaner is best known for his intimate landscapes and his skill at capturing the atmospheric effects of light. His  paintings convey an noble reverence for nature in all its beauty. He enjoyed going out into the French countryside and sketching from nature but normally worked from memory. Having started his career as a realistic painter, during the 1890s he gravitated towards pointillism and the symbolist. He infused his art with a fresh sense of harmony and joyfulness.

Some Symbolist Painters based their imagery on magical, sacred and occasionally mythological themes. Some painters combined painting with mythology, inspired by literary symbolism, exoticism and orientalism. Gustave Moreau  proclaimed "I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible, burning attraction towards the abstract." Odilon Redon’s images seems to drift, even having an element of Japanese Painting.   


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