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|Artist: Auguste Donnay
A+, Original Lithograph,
issued by L'Estampe
Issue Number 10, Feb. 1898.
Printed by F. Champenois, Paris.
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Signed and dated in the stone lower right.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat,
with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
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"Unlike France, where almost all artistic activity was concentrated
in the capital, Belgium had a secondary creative centre of exceptional
quality, the city of Liege. With his friends Emile
Berchmans and Armand Rassenfosse,
Donnay formed a trio of artists recognized as the three most important
of Liege. Of the three, Donnay was the more grave and meditative.
The atmosphere his posters release has nothing to do with the life
poured forth by Berchmans (see PL.108) and
Rassenfosse (see PL.12, and PL.
224). His woman neither laugh nor drink, they are thoughtful.
His body of work, full of contained emotion, is of great pictorial
purity" (Weill p.61, 62)
Artemis is known as the greek goddess of the night, the
huntress, the goddess of fruitfulness, the goddess of childbirth,
Lady of the Beasts, the woodland goddess, the bull goddess, the personification
of the moon, and the eternal virgin. Artemis was one of the few goddesses
immune to the enchantments of Aphrodite. As a huntress, she happily
traveled in woods in the company of dogs, wild beasts, and mountain
Auguste Donnay was born in Liège, the son of the sculptor Lambert
Donnay. At a young age he attended night classes at the Liège Académie
des Beaux-Arts, where one of his teachers was Émile Berchmans. Auguste
Donnay went to Paris on a five-months travel bursary at the age of
25. There, Donnay met the Nabis, and discovered the work of Puvis
de Chavannes. Donnay became a professor at the Liège Académie in 1901.
Auguste Donnay was a writer as well as a painter and illustrator;
the Musée de l'Art Wallon de Liège organised an exhibition celebrating
his work in 1991. (Idbury Prints)
Not unlike the Maitre de L'Affiche series, L'Estampe
Moderne was a portfolio printed between 1897-98, published
by Imprimerie Champenois, Paris, contained 24 monthly portfolios,
with four original lithographs in each. Each commissioned only for
this series. Some of the contributing artists included Mucha, Rhead,
Meunier, Ibels, Steinlen, Willette and Grasset.