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Roderic O'Conor | Romeo and Juliet, 1898-1900



This extraordinary painting, Roderic O'Conor's answer to "The Kiss"🎨 by Edvard Munch, belongs to a group of imaginative compositions the Irish artist🎨 worked on during the closing years of the nineteenth century.
Living in isolation in the small Breton town of Rochefort-en-terre, whilst keeping in touch by letter with Gauguin🎨, de Chamaillard and Seguin, O'Conor composed from memory to create works of Symbolist🎨 intent.

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Edvard Munch | The Kiss, 1897



"The Kiss" is an oil painting on canvas completed by the Norwegian Symbolist artist Edvard Munch🎨 in 1897.
Part of his Frieze of Life, which depicts the stages of a relationship between men and women, The Kiss is a realization of a motif with which he had experimented since 1888/89: a couple kissing, their faces fusing as one in a symbolic representation of their unity.
Exhibited as early as 1903, this work is held at the Munch Museum in Oslo.

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Marie Duhem (1871-1918) Post-Impressionist painter



Marie Duhem, born Marie Amélie Hortense Sergeant was a French painter🎨.
Her parents operated a lace factory, so she became familiar with the work of designers and models from an early age.
She began her art studies with Adrien Demont, husband of the painter Virginie Demont-Breton🎨.
It was at their workshop in Wissant that she met her future husband, the painter Henri Duhem🎨, eleven years her senior. They married in 1890.

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Henri Duhem (1860-1941) | Impressionist painter



Henri Aimé Duhem as a French🎨 Impressionist painter.
He was descended from an old Flemish family and originally practiced as a lawyer.
In 1887, his passion for drawing and watercolors finally led him to go to Paris and enroll in the drawing classes of Henri Harpignies🎨.

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Charles Guilloux (1866-1946) | Symbolist painter



Charles-Victor Guilloux was a French🎨 symbolist artist.
An employee of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, Guilloux was a self-taught artist who critics like Albert Aurier, Félix Fénéon and Rémy de Gourmont liken to the time of the Symbolist movement🎨.

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Louis Gaidan (1847-1925) Neo-Impressionist painter



Louis Gaidan was a French painter🎨 associated with the Neo-Impressionism movement🎨.
He was born in Nîmes to a wealthy family who owned a bank, the Banque Gaidan.
He studied in Paris with the Academic painter Jean Jalabert and later in Nîmes with the landscape painter Paulin Bertrand.
Jalabert taught him the fine draftsmanship of the Academic tradition and from Paulin Bertrand he was exposed to the painting of landscapes en plein air.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the Christie's



Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service, expertise and global reach.
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful.