Thursday, February 08, 2018

At the Café

Another artist who has not featured yet in the blog: Swiss/French painter Félix Vallotton (1865-1925). His style was predominantly neo-impressionist, but in some examples his works seem to foreshadow Hopper. Browsing through his oeuvre, this 1909 café scene stood out for me. Difficult to describe why, but maybe it is the somewhat depressed atmosphere that is so unexpected in such a location. More about Vallotton in the linked Wikipedia entry.

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