1848 - 1936

Anna Boch

description

A Belgian and French artist, collector and patron. A bright representative of the innovative, at that time movement “neo-impressionism” she was the only woman in the Belgian avant-garde of fine arts.

Born into the family of faience manufacturer Victor Boch, a co-owner of the industrial and trading company Villeroy & Boch. She was the eldest sister of painter Eugène Boch. Their parents were fond of art, and in the summer the family traveled to the Belgian coast, where Anna started drawing at an early age. From her teachers, Anna learned many styles, including Realism and Academicism. However, the main popular styles in her work were Impressionism, Neo-impressionism and to a lesser extent Post-impressionism.

Being a member of “Les XX” (“Society XX” or “Twenty”) which, besides the organization of exhibitions, was engaged in the intensive cultural exchange in the field of art between France and Belgium. A. Boch was able to make a significant by the number and quality personal collection of works of contemporary artists. In the collection, a part of which the artist gifted to the Royal Museum of Belgium, there were paintings by Gauguin, Seurat, Signac and Ensor. In later years, A. Boch was a member of the groups “La Libre Esthetique” (“Liber Esthetic”) and “Vie et lumiere” (“Light and Life”).

Key Ideas:

– For a long time, Anna Boch shared the views of Rysselberghe, a passionate supporter of Seurat’s method of painting. Slowly, she departs from the technique of pointillism, in her opinion, too systematic to move on to a freer one.

– Her main feature is spontaneity, brighter colors and emotions. This reflected the sensitivity of the artist’s nature.

– The artist’s favorite objects for the image are landscapes and flowers, sunny gardens, dunes and the Belgian coast the Breton landscapes. Among them there are surprisingly bright ones. However, for the most part, A. Boch’s paintings are characterized by the endless softness of color the presence of very delicate shadows and reflexes.

Anna Boch

On Artist

flow

Realism

Impressionism

friends

Theo van Rijsselberg

Eugene Bosch

artists

Isidor Verheyden

Robert Fleury Tony

Paul Gauguin

Vincent van Gogh

By Artist

flow

Neo-Impressionism

friends

Maurice Denis

artists

James Ensor

Ian Torop

description

Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Turnet, Wallonia, Belgium.

1910

description

Location: private collection.

1906

description

Location: Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium.

1900 - 1902

description

Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Ixelles, Belgium.

1903

description

Location: Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium.

1901

description

Location: Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium.

1895

description

Location: private collection.

1894

description

Location: private collection.

1890