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Picture of Jacques-Emile Blanche

Jacques-Emile Blanche

by Jane Roberts
Gourcuff Gradenigo

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Pub Date: 2012
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 213 pp.
Size: 8.75 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9782353401291
TB Code: 1904240
Availability: 71 in stock

'Fifty years from now, my portraits of a host of men of letters who were my friends will be on display in museums and galleries; the painter of these portraits, meanwhile, will have left not a single trace in any book published in his time. I am perhaps the only artist of my era of whom there exists not the smallest monograph, nor even an entry in Larousse.'

Blanche was not merely a celebrated painter in his own lifetime, but also a musician of professional standard, who played the piano 'divinely' and could read the most complex of scores; the author of over forty published books; and a prolific journalist and commentator in the Paris press. This plethora of talents was to earn him a reputation as a dilettante in every field: contemporary painters accused him of being a writer who also painted badly, while writers dismissed him as a painter who was too ready with his pen.