He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ernest Biéler

Posted by Charley Parker at 10:18 pm

Ernest Bieler
Ernest Biéler was a Swiss artist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries whose works incorporates elements of Art Nouveau and Symbolism.

Biéler studied in Paris at the académie Julian, returned to Switzerland and later moved back and forth between there and Paris, staying for years at a time.

His painting style varied from naturalistic oils to beautifully graphic watercolors, including a fascinatingly graphic series of watercolor and tempera portraits.

One of the best sources I’ve found for his work is a LiveJournal blog in Russian, with a section on his watercolor portraits. (You can use Google Translate to roughly translate from Russian to English, or another language.)

This site is in French, with a selection of works. There is also a sampling of works on Art Inconnu.

You can also look for Bieler tagged posts on Tumblr, and I’ve listed what other resources I could find below.

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  1. Comment by Bill Carman
    Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    Yuh did it again Charley. Never heard of this guy. Another morning staring at stuff. I love the feeling of the his drawing/watercolor? things.

  2. Comment by Charley Parker
    Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    Thanks, Bill. New to me as well, I’m having fun discovering.

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