Eugène Anatole Carrière (January 16, 1849 – March 27, 1906) was a French Symbolist artist of the Fin de siècle period. His paintings are best known for their brown monochrome palette. He was a close friend of the sculptor Rodin and his work influenced Picasso. Some see traces of Carrière’s monochrome style in Picasso’s Blue Period. He was born at Gournay-sur-Marne (Seine-Saint-Denis). He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and later under Cabanel. During the Franco-Prussian War he passed some time as a prisoner in Dresden, where the art of Rubens made a lasting impression on him, as may be seen in the glowing colors of his early paintings. About 1890 he adopted the gray, misty-color scheme with contrasts of light and shadow, so characteristic of his art, but which no other artist has been able to imitate without affectation.His themes usually are scenes of his domestic life, and he repeatedly introduced the likeness of his wife in his paintings.
The young mothers
Eugène Carrière (Gournay-sur-Marne, 18 de enero de 1849 – París, 27 de marzo de 1906) fue un pintor simbolista y litógrafo francés. Discípulo de Alexandre Cabanel, residió en París a partir de 1869. Tuvieron renombre sus obras inspiradas en el tema de la maternidad, y sus retratos (Paul Verlaine, Alphonse Daudet, Anatole France), cuadros brumosos tratados siempre de una forma literaria.1 Es conocido por su paleta monocromática de color marrón. Era amigo de Rodin y su obra ha influido en Matisse y Picasso.
Woman Leaning on a Table