Series - Book

To begin this series of books and art, Vincent van Gogh.

Auguste Renoir, "La liseuse", 1876.

Jean-Jacques Henner, "La liseuse", in between 1880.

Vincent van Gogh, "L'Arlésienne", 1888.
This Arles woman, Mrs Joseph-Michel Ginoux, is the owner of the Café de la Gare in Arles. She loved artists, and Vincent van Gogh stayed with her when he arrived in Arles, and he remained close to her throughout his stay. Mrs Ginoux looked after van Gogh when he was hospitalised in December 1888.

Paul Cézanne, " Le portrait de Gustave Geffroy", 1895.

Edouard Vuillard, "Femme lisant dans les arbres", 1909. Very early on, Vuillard's art took on an intimist and autobiographical orientation that marked his entire oeuvre. The subjects seem to be surprised in their everyday life by the photographic framing.

Félix Vallotton,"La bibliothèque", 1921. 
We are all at once in a Mondrian, a cubist, a photograph... Vallotton is undoubtedly yet to be discovered, he is out of his time and would deserve more consideration.

Fernand Léger, "La lecture", 1924.

Pablo Picasso, "La Lecture" which shows Marie-Thérèse Walter, dozing with a book on her lap.
On 15 June 1932, Picasso gave an interview to Tériade for L'Intransigeant: "Au fond, il n'y a que l'amour. Quel qu'il soit. Et l'on devrait crever les yeux aux peintres comme l'on fait aux chardonnerets pour qu'ils chantent mieux.
Rien ne peut être fait sans la solitude. Je me suis créé une solitude que personne ne soupçonne."
Translation of the original quote above :
"Basically, there is only love. Whatever it may be. And painters should have their eyes gouged out like goldfinches so that they sing better.
Nothing can be done without solitude. I have created for myself a solitude that no one suspects.qui 

Louis le Brocquy,"Girl in Grey", 1939.
One of the major Irish painters of the XXᵉ century and yet unknown by many.
My grandfather was a fan of him and his work. He published beautiful lithos and etchings of him from series of portraits of literary figures and artists, including William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, his friends Samuel Beckett, Francis Bacon and Seamus Heaney, but also Bono, the singer of the rock band U2.
Louis le Brocquy belongs to the small circle of the most renowned painters in Ireland and Britain, along with Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Francis Bacon.

 Henri Matisse, "Liseuse à la table jaune", 1944.

Lithography of Pablo Picasso, "Jacqueline lisant", 1957. 
Of course, on the litho, the date is reversed, as it is written on the litho stone and transferred to the paper by printing.

Pablo Picasso immersed in reading the book of photos by Juan Gyenes "Ballet espagnol" photographed by the same Juan Gyenes in 1954.

Roy Lichtenstein, "Liseuse nue".

A magnificent work by Sylvie Selig. An artist whose work I love and whose extraordinary poetic universe is sometimes very disturbing!

Do you konw Jonathan Wolstenholme ?
An illustrator and artist born in London in 1950, he studied at Croydon Art College from 1969 to 1972. He is fascinated by the world of old books and all the paraphernalia of a bygone era when craftsmanship was highly prized. He works in watercolour with great detail so that it is possible to read every word in the books he paints. Inspired by surrealism, "Books on Books" is a series of paintings in which the world of books is described by... books.

The book : "La Saga Maeght" written by Yoyo Maeght, signed. Link ici