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Charles-Frédéric Soehnée 1789-1878 : Voyage en Enfer

by Patrick Mauriès

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Between May 1818 and May 1819, Charles-Frédéric Soehnée filled three albums with an extraordinary series of watercolour paintings and sketches. These, together with a single lithograph, ‘make up the bulk, if not the entirety of Soehnée’s œuvre:’ a singular body of work reproduced in this catalogue, published by Le Promeneur in association with the Galerie Jean-Marie Le Fell, to coincide with an exhibition there in 2006. Patrick Mauriès provides an intoduction and notes.

Excepting a few conventional landscapes, Soehnée’s paintings are almost entirely devoted to fantastical and grotesque subjects: groups of faceless figures are juxtaposed with variously ratlike and batlike creatures, or skeletal birds; and there is a strange preponderance of stilts, whips and fishing-rods. The titles that Soehnée gave to some of his pictures are further suggestive of a ‘gothic’ sensibility: ‘Journey to Hell;’ ‘Cradle of Death;’ ‘A Place of Silence;’ and ‘The Winds, Grouped around Plague and Death, Cover the Earth with Tombs…’
  misteraitch | Apr 7, 2007 |
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