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Description - Jacques Majorelle by Felix Marcilhac

Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) is an emblematic figure of Orientalism. The son of the cabinet-maker Louis Majorelle, he trained at the Ecole nationale des Beaux-arts appliques of Nancy then in Paris, at the Academie Julian. Majorelle travelled through Spain, Egypt and Italy, starting from 1908. In 1917 he moved to Morocco. There, he developed a singular chromatic language which gave him a place divested of all influences among his contemporaries. Landscapes, bazaar scenes, and portraits, he based his art around the city of Marrakech where he lived, as well as across the rest of Morocco. He gathered inspiration from his many trips to Sudan, Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire, amassing a considerable oeuvre of over 1,000 works in which light, colour and a certain viewpoint on exoticism played a decisive role.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782376660095
ISBN-10: 2376660092
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Norma,Editions
Publisher: Norma,Editions
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2017
Country of Publication: France

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