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Kunz and Chauvennes

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I wonder if Anita Kunz (one of my favorite modern illustrators) was inspired by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes? I just discovered his work at Musée d’Orsay in Paris. I was struck by his boldness, the way he contrasted colors, and by his use of narrative. He’s called a Symbolist. Anita is called an Illustrator.

Illustration sometimes gets a bad rap for being ‘commercial’ but I think Anita’s work is very symbolic and her painting chops as refined as Pierre’s regardless of her commercial clientele.

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