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The nude in art: Jacques Majorelle (via migueldesnudo)

It seems established that any analysis of Jacques Majorelle’s work(Nancy, France, 1886-1962) starts from his status as the son of the famous furniture designer Louis Majorelle, but his influence does not seem to have been very great. He drove him to a career in architecture that he abandoned to address what he was passionate about: painting. He trained at l’Académie Julian, a famous meeting place for international painters, but he also had a personal self-training as a result of his many trips to Europe and Africa. Egypt was revealed to him as a discovery and his continued visits to Morocco, at later dates, made him a powerful follower of the Orientalist current. However, his work does not affect so much in that world of harems, described with the meticulous realism that characterized this movement of the second half of the twentieth century, as in light and color.

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