Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
(1852 - 1929)
Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret was active/lived in France. Pascal Dagnan Bouveret is known for figure, genre and portrait painting, symbolism, allegory.
Biography Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
By 1900, Dagnan-Bouveret had shifted from his naturalist subjects of the late nineteenth century to religious scenes inspired by Renaissance and Pre-Raphaelite artists, commissioned portraits, and works revealing a symbolist influence, such as Sur les cimes (On the Summit). In this painting, a mysterious maiden sits atop a mountain, dressed in a white robe and veil which swirl around her body like snow, her hair tinged with white frost, and her skin nearly as pale as the ice crystals set in a stone cistern beside her; behind her, a far-distant valley bordered by cold blue mountains and a glacial lake suggest a remote, frozen locale. Without identifiable allegorical or mythological sources, the viewer is left to ponder the
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