- About the artworkPsyche
Handspiegel van Georges de Feure. De Feure was van Nederlandse afkomst en heette eigenlijk van Vuren. Zijn naam is verbonden met de oorsprong van de Art Nouveau en de kunsthandel van Samuel Bing. Voor het paviljoen van Bing op de wereldtentoonstelling in 1900 van Parijs ontwierp De Feure meubilair en decoratieve voorwerpen. Het Van Gogh museum wijde in 1993 een solo expositie aan zijn werk.
- About the artist
Belgian-Dutch painter, graphic artist, set designer and designer for the applied arts, born September 6 in Paris - died November 26, 1943 there.
The Belgian-Dutch Frenchman Georges Joseph van Sluyters, who became famous under the name Georges de Feure, was one of the most original and versatile representatives of the fin de siècle. He mainly worked in Paris. Besides as a painter was active in all possible fields of applied arts. He designed furniture, porcelain, jewellery, fabrics, windows, glassware, posters and illustrated books. Characteristic of his work is the outspoken feminine character and the filigree ornament.
Georges Joseph van Sluyters was born on September 6, 1868, the son of the Dutch architect Jan Hendrik van Sluijters and the Belgian Charlotte Françoise Josephe Marechal.
Initially he became a craftsman in the Netherlands and worked for a while at a bookbindery in The Hague. De Feure learned about Symbolism during his apprenticeship as a bookseller in The Hague and was impressed by Pierre Cécile Puvis de Chavannes.
In 1891 he moved to Paris to study painting with Jules Chéret and became an illustrator for the newspapers Le Courrier Français and Le Boulevard. During this period he changed his name to Van Feuren and later to De Feure.
He started his artistic career in Paris as an actor and poster designer, then made a name for himself as a painter of female figures and landscapes and finally devoted himself to designing carpets, textiles, furniture and stained glass. Between 1890 and 1905, his name was inextricably linked with the avant-garde movements of Symbolism, Decadence, Japonism and Art Nouveau.
In 1894 an exhibition of his Symbolist drawings was held in Paris. In the same year he designed Art Nouveau furniture for Maison Fleury.