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Via Ricasoli 6-14/r, Florence, Italy

ALFREDO MÜLLER PRINTS, AND OILS TEMPERE 1930-2015 15 January to 6 February 2015 Antiquarian Bookshop Gonnelli, Florence A tribute to the anniversary of the 85 years after his first exhibition at the Saletta Gonnelli this occasion, the catalog raisonné of the work of Paper artist by Hélène Koehl. Press release On the occasion of the 85 years since the exhibition of prints and paintings by Alfredo Müller, in the spaces of the Antiquarian Bookshop Gonnelli, are on display, from 15 January to 6 February 2015, several of the most beautiful and rare recordings artist Livorno performed in Paris Belle Epoque between '800 and' 900, including L'île héreuse, La rue St. Vincent en hiver, The nonchalant, les confidences, Three Women, Les trois chats, Marthe Mellot dans The Gypsy, La neige, Venise, L 'aurora, Beatrice au laurier, Beethoven, etc. Mallarme. In addition a series of tempera unpublished linked to the famous "harlequinades" and some paintings, for a total of about 40 works. The rich collection allows you to have a look broad and inclusive production more fascinating artist, mainly concentrated in the golden age of etching in colors in France between '800 and' 900. The works of Alfredo Müller have now become highly sought after and hard to find on the market not only Italian, but also French. During the exhibition will present the full-bodied catalog raisonné Alfredo Müller sur papier / paper / on paper than on the basis of solid research provides insight into the breadth, diversity and originality of the graphic work of the painter and engraver of Swiss nationality , Livorno birth and Parisian by adoption, finally leaders by a comprehensive and coherent view. There is contained the full account of more than two hundred prints, all made in Paris and the Paris region, almost all between 1896 and 1906. Hundreds of drawings, watercolors, pastels and sketches follow the course of history and the ups and downs the life of this "Europe without Europe" fragmented, too Francophile in Italy, too Italian in France. In addition to the introductory articles to the various chapters of the catalog, emerging artists, merchants, publishers, men theater lovers and sports, the world of this artist, who was also a champion of billiards and whose brother ran the first Tour de France. Numerous reproductions are full page. Prints are often presented in several states, to evaluate the technical virtuosity and variants. The publication, edited by Hélène Koehl with texts by Emanuele Bardazzi, Céline Chicha-Castex, Elizabeth Matucci and Nicolas Romand, is published by the association "Les Amis d'Alfredo Müller", based in Strasbourg, founded with the aim of documenting, protect and promote internationally the work of the artist. The catalog is also distributed in Italy by the Antiquarian Bookshop Gonnelli. Alfredo Alfredo Müller Müller, coming from a family of Swiss origin, was born in Livorno in 1869. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence where he became a friend of Edward Gordigiani and Aegisthus Fabbri. In 1889, during his first visit to France, he exhibited two paintings in Paris where he held the World's Fair and discovered the paintings of the Impressionists. Since then abandoned the academic setting of the early to follow the lesson of Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. On his return to Italy, he showed the works that provoked much debate among critics, including the excommunication of Giovanni Fattori, because of their "pro-French." At the end of the same century, the Müller family moved permanently to Paris. Alfredo Müller became a friend of Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who influenced his style. He experienced the incision Color in the study of Eugène Delatre and soon became a leader of this technique in fashion in Paris of the Belle Epoque. He made his first solo exhibition in 1898 in the gallery of Ambroise Vollard who was the editor of the series of etchings inspired by the New Life of Dante Alighieri. Subsequently he worked with other publishers and merchants, especially Edmond Sagot. In 1908 he married Marguerite Thomann, who was the model for Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and a few years later became a French citizen. In 1914, after explaining to the Second Exhibition of the Secession in Rome, he returned to Florence, where he settled in to Settignano Villa Dovecote. A large part of his work of that time is devoted to decorative arts where he expresses his fascination with the magic of theater. Remain famous for his "harlequinades" with pantomime masks a number of which he decorated for the years reduced the Teatro Manzoni in Milan. In 1930, he set up an important staff to Saletta Gonnelli Florence, before returning permanently to Paris in 1932, where he died on February 7, 1939. Opening: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 17 Hours Monday to Friday 9-13 hours 15,30 -19 Antiquarian Bookshop Gonnelli Via Ricasoli 6-14 / r, 50122, Florence, Tel. 055 216 835 - Fax 055 2396812 www.gonnelli.it info@gonnelli.it Press SPAINI & PARTNERS T.050 / www.spaini 310,920 to 36,042. en

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