Photography

Puyo, Constant (1857 - 1933)

A military, Constant Puyo finds in photography an artistic escape and joins Robert Demachy’s Photo Club, in Paris, in 1894. In 1902, he opens his own studio that rapidly becomes international pictoralist movements’s nerve centre. Eager to exalt his images, the French photographer played with many experimental manipulations that helped evoke a symbolic and impressionist manner. Constant Puyo also seemed to have a strong fondness for beautiful women whom he depicted in various studies: nudes, pastoral landscapes, domestic environments, clad in vaporous dressings or elegant garments, from housekeepers to demi-mondaines and dancers. He thus established a work that resonates as an ode to a feminine ideal.

Constant Puyo
Constant Puyo
Constant Puyo, Apparition, 1910
Constant Puyo, Apparition, 1910
Constant Puyo, Bust of a Woman, c. 1900
Constant Puyo, Bust of a Woman, c. 1900
Constant Puyo, Nude, Against the Light, Camera Work, October 1906
Constant Puyo, Nude, Against the Light, Camera Work, October 1906
Constant Puyo, Montmartre, Camera Work, October 1906
Constant Puyo, Montmartre, Camera Work, October 1906
Constant Puyo, Asleep, 1933
Constant Puyo, Asleep, 1933
Constant Puyo, Study, 1887
Constant Puyo, Study, 1887
Constant Puyo, Woman Styling Her Hair, Lakefront, 1900
Constant Puyo, Woman Styling Her Hair, Lakefront, 1900
Constant Puyo, Woman with Hat and Hermin Collar, 1900
Constant Puyo, Woman with Hat and Hermin Collar, 1900
Constant Puyo, The Evening, 1985
Constant Puyo, The Evening, 1985
Constant Puyo, Outdoor Scene of Three Women in Underbrush, c. 1900
Constant Puyo, Outdoor Scene of Three Women in Underbrush, c. 1900
Constant Puyo, Place de la Concorde, Paris, date unknown
Constant Puyo, Place de la Concorde, Paris, date unknown
Constant Puyo, Portrait of Young Woman in Vestal Clothing, c. 1900-1933
Constant Puyo, Portrait of Young Woman in Vestal Clothing, c. 1900-1933
Constant Puyo, Portrait of a Young Woman Holding a Dagger, c. 1900-1933
Constant Puyo, Portrait of a Young Woman Holding a Dagger, c. 1900-1933
Constant Puyo, Veiled Profile, 1900
Constant Puyo, Veiled Profile, 1900
Constant Puyo, Theater Scene, date unknown
Constant Puyo, Theater Scene, date unknown
Constant Puyo, Flock of Sheep, date unknown
Constant Puyo, Flock of Sheep, date unknown
Constant Puyo, Juliette Drouet, Composition in a Style of Jules Noël, date unknown
Constant Puyo, Juliette Drouet, Composition in a Style of Jules Noël, date unknown
Constant Puyo, Women in Veils, c. 1900
Constant Puyo, Women in Veils, c. 1900
close

Share this picture on