Henri Le Sidaner
(1862 - 1939)
Henri Le Sidaner was active/lived in France. Henri Le Sidaner is known for impressionist landscape, gardens and interior scene painting.
Biography Henri Le Sidaner
Historians have frequently described Le Sidaner's work in terms of
musicality and silence. Always in a 'minor key,' its subtle
harmonies are seen to evoke a wistful mood that is intensified, as Paul
Signac notes, by the absence of figures: "His oeuvre displays a taste
for tender, soft and silent atmospheres. Gradually, he even went so far
as to eliminate all human presence from his pictures, as if he feared
that the slightest human form might disturb their muffled silence" (Y.
Farinaux- Le Sidaner, op cit., p. 31).
Many of his works including Canal a Annecy
demonstrate beautiful solitude such as a lone swan drifting along a
canal framed by flowering trees. The stillness of the gliding
swan, the absence of
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