Alexis MÉRODACK-JEANNEAU   1873-1919

La Beauté et la Mort by Alexis MÉRODACK-JEANNEAU
Alexis Mérodack-Jeanneau was born in Angers, France in 1873. He died there in 1919.

As a young man he trained in the studio of Gustave Moreau, a major contributor to the Symbolist movement of the late 19th Century which had its origins in poetry and other art forms. In literature, the style had its beginnings with the publication of Baudelaire's 'Flowers of Evil'. The works of Edgar Allen Poe were also a significant influence on the young artist. A prime example of these Gothic and macabre elements can be found on the colourful, almost fauvist, pastel we have on display in Gallery JKL.

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