Painters Paintings Léon Frédéric (1856–1940): Chalk Sellers, Morning, Noon and Evening, 1882-83, Mu…
Painters Work Léon Frédéric (1856–1940): Chalk Sellers, Morning, Midday and Night, 1882-83, Musée Fin-de-Siècle – Royal Museums of Nice Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Frequent within the Center Ages and Renaissance, the triptych got here again into style within the late nineteenth century amongst
the Navarenes in Germany and the Pre Raphaelites in England, in addition to in Belgium. Leon Frederic painted some sixty
polyptychs, a format he thought of appropriate to current the problems of the second to the general public.
Right here he reveals three moments within the lifetime of a household of peddlers: setting out at dawn, the pause for his or her frugal noon meal, and their return residence within the night. They seem to have began the day of their village, walked to the city with its factories and colleges, then walked again to their properties.
Frederic succeeds in his sympathetic depiction of the apprehensiveness of the youngsters, whose resignation and fortitude in performing their duties could be clearly discerned.
The triptych was hailed as a veritable masterpiece of Realism/Naturalism and, like a few of Bastien-Lepage’s work, is especially delicate to the plight of the poor. It was flaunted to nice acclaim on the Brussels’s Salon in 1882.