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The Quest for Sparkling Light. Emile Claus in a European Perspective
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The Quest for Sparkling Light. Emile Claus in a European Perspective

(Johan de Smet) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 190-204

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A look at the work of the Flemish painter Emile Claus in its European perspective. Claus was influenced by the French impressionists, but the reception of his work in Belgium was rather lukewarm. Progressive foreign critics, by contrast, praised his paintings. During World War I he lived in London, where he kept aloof from fashionable artistic life but his work featured prominently at various exhibitions.

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