Jun 15, 2017

Hymn to Creation: Holy Spirit of God

Hymn to Creation: Holy Spirit of God


Charles Marie Dulac

(French, 1865–1898)

Color lithograph on chine collé

Sheet: 48.9 x 62.7 cm (19 1/4 x 24 11/16 in.); Image: 37.4 x 49.3 cm (14 3/4 x 19 7/16 in.)

Bequest of John Bonebrake 2014.684

Edition: trial proof before letters



In his portfolio of eight enigmatic color lithographs, Hymn to Creation, Charles Dulac described canals, pools, forests, and storm-tossed trees in a highly personal, visual language. He concentrated on mood rather than on detail, taking the Symbolist liberty of idealizing nature without deforming it. Rather than capturing the fleeting effects of light or weather, as the Impressionists did, Dulac focused instead on momentary emotions. His landscape is a landscape of the mind.

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PR - Lithograph
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