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Clichés bretons ? Des images pour trésor au Musée d'art et d'histoire de Saint-Brieuc

Until Tuesday 31 Dec
Phone 02 96 62 55 20
Address Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Rue des Lycéens Martyrs 22000 Saint-Brieuc
Henri Rivière (March 11, 1864 – August 24, 1951) was a French artist and designer best known for his creation of a form of shadow play at the Chat Noir cabaret, and for his post-Impressionist illustrations of Breton landscapes and the Eiffel Tower.
Rivière’s prints were generally intended to be published as collections. These include forty images used in Breton Landscapes, created between 1890 and 1894. He also made colour woodcuts for The Sea: Studies of Waves, and prepared other sequences that remained unfinished, including 36 Views of the Eiffel Tower, which were eventually published as lithographs. These were influenced by the vogue for Japonism at the time, modernising the famous prints by Hiroshige and Hokusai of 36 Views of Mount Fuji.