|Artist: Marcel Lenoir, French (1872-1931)
|Title: Invocation a la Madone d'onxy vert
(Invocation to the Madonna of green onyx)
A+, Original Lithograph,
issued by L'Estampe
Issue Number 3, July 1897.
Printed by F. Champenois, Paris.
Blindstamp lower right in margin.
Signed in the stone lower right.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat,
with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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"A Masterpiece of Art Nouveau"
Museum Marcel Lenoir, Montauban.
"Marcel Lenoir was a mystic fond of mysterious women heavily
outlined and coloured in flat tints" (Weill)
Marcel-Lenoir was born Jules Oury on May 12, 1872 in Montauban,
France. Marcel-Lenoir moved to Paris in 1889 and attended l’Ecole
des Arts Décoratifs for six months. He was greatly influenced by the
Italian painters represented at the Louvre and works from the Middle
Ages at the Cluny museum. Marcel-Lenoir’s highly stylized Symbolist
works came before the turn of the 20th century. He participated in
the Salons de Rose-Croix, which began in 1892. This group of artists
used Catholic symbolism and symbols from the occult in their paintings.
The Salons de la Rose-Croix were conceived and presented by
Péladan as gestes esthétiques, it was to be synthesis of the visual
arts, literature and music. He also produced beautiful lithographs
including one published by l’Estampe Moderne.
In 1902 he returned to Montauban and began to write poetry and paint
landscapes. As early as 1912 he incorporated cubist elements in his
technique. With his roots in Symbolism and modern style he produced
allegorical paintings of beautiful god like people playing in forests.
These works are typical of the Art Deco movement. In the 1920s he
began to employ a pointillist technique, but his subjects remained
consistent. Marcel-Lenoir was also known for his frescoes, some with
religious symbolism. Marcel Lenoir died in 1931 at the age of 59 in
Montricoux. He left almost 700 paintings and drawings. His work is
collected in the museums of Vienna and the Musée Marcel-Lenoir in
Montauban. (Papillon Gallery)
Salon Rose+Croix by Carlos Scwabe
from Le Maitre de L'Affiche, 1897
The Rose+Croix was an art movement, founded by Joseph Peladan,
on religious, mystical and allegorical themes. At it's first exhibition
at the Durand-Ruel gallery shown here, Toorop and De Feure were among
those exhibiting. In 'Maitre de l'Affiche' it is described this way:
Purety has broken her terrestrial chains. Faith reaches out to help
her cross the steps of mystical flowers that lead to Heaven, while
ignorant Humanity, bogged down in a mire looks on so enviously. (Phillips
Not unlike the Maitre de L'Affiche series, L'Estampe
Moderne was a portfolio printed between 1897-98, published
by Imprimerie Champenois, Paris, contained 24 monthly portfolios,
with four original lithographs in each. Each commissioned only for
this series. Some of the contributing artists included Mucha, Rhead,
Meunier, Ibels, Steinlen, Willette and Grasset.