Saturday, June 5, 2010
“Art is indebted to Bastien-Lepage for having reinstated nature in all her literal truth by proving that, in order to be beautiful, she has no need of artificial and superfluous adornment.”
——Francois Crastre “Bastien-Lepage” New York: Stokes Publishers, 1914
Jules Bastien-Lepage on Wikipedia
Limited preview of Crastre's book at Google Books.
Image La Pauvre Fauvrette" 1882 from The-Athenaeum.org.