henri jean guillaume martin

La Muse du Peintre (c.1900). Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin (French, 1860-1943). Oil on canvas.

Painted circa 1900, the present work is the culmination in a series of allegorical figures and muses that Martin produced in the 1890s. Martin was particularly fond of the theme of the muse in the form of a beautiful young woman ‘visiting’ the artist. He first explored the subject in 1885 in the painting Le Philosophe ou L'Inspiration du poète.

Roots of modern art - painters
  • Romanticism (Francisco de Goya, J. M. W. Turner, Eugène Delacroix)
  • Realism (Gustave Courbet, Camille Corot, Jean-François Millet)
  • Impressionism (Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley)
  • Post-impressionism (Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Rousseau)
  • Symbolism (Gustave Moreau, Odilon Redon, James Ensor)
  • Les Nabis (Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard, Félix Vallotton)