Felicien Rops art links 


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Félicien Rops: Pornocrates, 1896
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Félicien Rops

[Belgian Symbolist Engraver, 1833-1898]

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His object, like that of Moreau, was to portray Evil incarnate in woman -- a portrayal which Rops intended to be satirical, but which, owing to his excessive complaisance with the subject, he could not raise above the level of mere illustration, often pornographic.
- Mario Praz, The Romantic Agony


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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFelicien Rops Museum, Namur, Belgium

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Artworks in the museum's collections database

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
"Works in focus:" Sentimental Initiation

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
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Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
2 works online (Note that this site opens each work in a new window)

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Palais Fesch Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France (in French)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
6 works online

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Université de Liège Collections (in French)  

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

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Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Arterotismo (contains nudity)
Collection of Rops' erotic works

Felicien Rops at ArtMagick

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  
Venus with Small Satyrs

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
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The Modernist Journals Project
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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Felicien Rops  
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Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

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