About the Artist:
Louis Anquetin (1861-1932), was a French painter. In 1882 he came to Paris and began studying art at Léon Bonnat’s studio, where he met Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The two artists later moved to the studio of Fernand Cormon, where they befriended Émile Bernard and Vincent van Gogh. With Emile Bernard, he formulated the principles of Cloisonnism.
After about ten years exploring the liberation and possibilities offered by Impressionist painting, Anquetin abandon the modern movements, opting instead to study Baroque art and the methods of the Old Masters. His works following the mid-1890s were especially Rubensian and allegorical in nature. Later in life, Anquetin wrote a book on Rubens, which was published in 1924. [DES-01/16]