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Portrait d'Émile Bernard

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Person cited Émile Bernard
By (artist) Charles Filiger


"André Breton discovered his work in 1953, and struck by Filiger's message, thereafter worked for wider recognition and appreciation of this forgotten talent.
In the preface-manifesto for the exhibition Dessins symbolistes at the Bateau Lavoir in 1958, and reprinted under the title "Du symbolisme" in Le surréalisme et la peinture published by Gallimard in 1965 (pp.357-362), André Breton spoke of "painting which aspires to re-create the world as a function of the inner needs of the artist."" Alain Jouffroy (« La collection André Breton », In : L'œil, n° 10, octobre 1955, pp. 32-39).


- Strasbourg, Musée d'art moderne à l'Ancienne Boucherie, Musée Historique, Charles Filiger, 1863-1928, (présentation et analyse de l'œuvre par Mira Jacob), 1990, rep.p. 42, n° 50, p. 168

Creation date1893
Date of publication 1893
Physical description15,2 x 11,2 cm (6 x 4 3/8 in.) - Encre, crayon bleu, rehauts de gouache blanche sur papier
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 4280
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