Emilio Sánchez-Perrier

Emilio Sanchez-Perrier
Emilio Sánchez-Perrier was a 19th century Spanish painter known for his quiet idyllic scenes of life along rivers and streams, as well as his views of Venice.

He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Seville, later in Madrid and in Paris in the ateliers of Jean-Léon Gérôme and Félix Ziem. It was apparently exposure to the works of Martin Rico, who he later befriended, that inspired him to focus on landscape painting.

Sánchez-Perrier has a fascinating style in which his landscape elements — springtime trees and shrubs in particular — have a beautifully appealing softness. This effect appears to be achieved by a textural approach to the rendering, as you can see to some extent in the detail crops I’ve included of the top two images and the last one.

There are a few fairly large images in which you can see this on the
Museo CarmenThyssen site, which are also available on Google Art Project and on Wikimedia Commons (look for the ones with file size in mb). Also the images on Bonham’s and Sotheby’s (links below) are zoomable.

The softness is in some ways reminiscent of the American Tonalists, though Sánchez-Perrier’s intentions are different.

 
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6 Replies to “Emilio Sánchez-Perrier”

  1. Charley,
    although we – the public – do not always comment, you have to know that we cherish your fabulous blog. An ongoing source of inspiration.
    Thank you and all the best to you !
    Eric – Belgium

  2. Yes he was a master of the sometimes temperamental greens. Just beautiful.
    And I will second Eric’s comment. Thank you again Charley for another year of great posts and I’m sure time consuming effort. It is indeed appreciated.
    Although comments may have fallen off the last year or two I hope your stat page reflects how much your blog is still visited daily.

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