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Jacques Élie Faure (born April 4, 1873 in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France; died October 29, 1937 in Paris) was a French art historian and essayist.

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Life

He was the son of Pierre Faure and Suzanne Louise Zéline Reclus.

Works

  • Vélasquez (1903)
  • Formes et Forces (1907)
  • Les Constructeurs (1914)
  • La sainte Face (1917)
  • La Roue (1919)
  • La Danse sur le Feu et l'Eau (1920)
  • Napoléon (1921)
  • Histoire de l'art (1919-1921)
  • L'Esprit des formes (1927)
  • Découverte de l'archipel (1932)
  • D'autres Terres en vue (1932)
  • Mon périple suivi de Reflets dans le sillage (1931)

Miscellany

In the opening scene of Jean-Luc Godard's film Pierrot le Fou (1965), Jean-Paul Belmondo's character sits in a bathtub reading Elie Faure's Histoire de l'art to his daughter.

In Henry Miller's novels Tropic of Capricorn (novel), Plexus and Nexus Miller speaks of Faure's works.

Will Durant included Faure's 4-volume History of Art on his list of 100 Best Books for an Education.

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