Pierre Puvis de Chavannes’s Sleep | Insider Insights

Explore a quintessential painting in The Met collection by the 19th-century French artist Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. His unique style garnered numerous admirers, particularly among the younger creative vanguard in Europe and the United States. Sleep, one of Puvis’s favorite compositions, evokes the fragile beauty of repose and togetherness. Please note: This event is prerecorded.

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (French, 1824–1898). Sleep, ca. 1867–70. Oil on canvas, 26 1/8 x 41 3/4 in. (66.4 x 106 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915, (30.95.253)


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