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date: 17 September 2019

Blanchet, Alexandrelocked

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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 23 April 1882, in Pforzheim; died 1961, in Geneva.

Painter. Nudes, landscapes, portraits, still-lifes.

Alexandre Blanchet worked initially in Paris. Although his painting exhibits Expressionist, Fauvist and Cubist influences, it is clear that he was greatly influenced by the work of Cézanne in particular. This is most evident in his paintings of traditional Swiss themes, which are executed in a decidedly Post-Impressionist style. His forceful treatment of volume and space and his accomplished and evocative use of blocks of colour impart a sense of Cézanne-like 'sculpture' to his work. This similarity is intensified by his technique of painting parallel lines in different shades of the same colour, a feature of ...

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