Inter artes et naturam (Between Art and Nature)

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800

In a grove overlooking the Seine River, people paint ceramics and excavate architectural fragments while art students look on at the right. This tribute to creative endeavor is a small-scale copy of the central panel of a triptych that Puvis painted for the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen. His comrade, the sculptor Auguste Rodin, praised the "sweet serenity" of scenes like this one, "sublime landscapes in which sacred nature nurtures a loving, wise, dignified, and pure humanity."

Inter artes et naturam (Between Art and Nature), Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (French, Lyons 1824–1898 Paris), Oil on canvas

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