FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Cornelius Ary RENAN
Title: "La Phalene"
Origin: Gazette Des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1895
Medium: Original Lithograph
Framed Size: 21" X 17"
Cornelius Ary Renan (1857-1900) was a French Symbolist painter and anti-clerical social activist. Renan
was the son of the Breton scholar Ernest Renan, who pioneered modern secular study of the life of Jesus.
His mother was the daughter of painter Hendrik Scheffer and the niece of painter Ary Scheffer, after
whom he was named. Renan followed his grandfather and great-uncle into a career as an artist, becoming
associated with the Symbolist movement. He studied with Elie Delaunay and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
(a one time student of his grandfather). He also became a close friend of Gustave Moreau. Suffering from
a physical disability, Ary Renan nevertheless travelled widely, to Asia and Algeria. He also spent a lot of
time in Brittany. He exhibited work from 1880. His works are influenced by his travels and by Symbolist
poetry. The Musée de la Vie Romantique in Paris holds a significant number of his works.
Title: "La Douleur d'Orphee"
Origin: Gazette Des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1903
Medium: Original Etching
Image Size: 10.5" X 7.25"