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Marcel Gromaire (1892-1971) Nude Fauviste
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"Marcel Gromaire (1892-1971) Nude Fauviste"
Marcel Gromaire (1892-1971) Painting painting with watercolor gouache on hard vellum, signed and dated lower right. Gilded wood frame of Art Deco period 1930-40. Dimensions: 62 cm X 49 cm / with a view: 45 cm X 30 cm. Expressionist composition depicting a young woman sitting on a divan with a bar, her face painted with a fauvist palette, the naked body well highlighted by a very tight framing and punctuated by exacerbated reflections, the arms adopt an attitude of expectation , the severe mold of the drawing circles the powerful and sensual sculptural masses of the generous curves of the young woman, the use of the traditional perspective as well as a certain thoroughness in the execution make it the pictorial foundations of this work, thanks to its A carefully studied palette: ochres, blues and grays and his gift for composition and play of light, Gromaire offers us an intimate, quiet and silent scene, of a great sensuality, thus perfectly illustrating the work of the artist. 'artist. An emblematic painter born in 1892, Marcel Gromaire is famous for his nude-themed paintings, acting as a counterpoint to his more serious and well-known creations of the 1920s and 1930s, when workers and peasants appear magnified. The erotic part of his work, the one that keeps its share of mystery as less studied specialists, appears today as one of the most daring attempts to eroticize the art of the twentieth century. The nudes of Marcel Gromaire appear as allegories of beauty, of painting itself, much more than a mere representation of feminine nude sensual, staged or not, undressed or naked, the woman lives in the world of the painter as a model, subject or symbol, the simplicity of the treatment of the objects behind it accentuates its importance as the main subject of his works. Marcel Gromaire will remain one of the most renowned French painters of the 1930s, the nude, this unknown part of his creation, appears with surprising constancy in the totality of his painted, drawn and engraved work. He was trained at the Free Academies of Montmartre, from the beginning his work finds its source in an iconography based on figuration, and his first paintings show that he is already in possession of most of his style and his repertoire, the theme of the nude appears recurrently in his work, especially between 1920 and 1960. Marcel Gromaire is primarily an art enthusiast, a great admirer of Matisse, Cézanne and Léger, he never seeks to belong to a movement artistic in particular. On the contrary, he continues his search for a new style, which is in harmony with his time while distinguishing himself from the styles in vogue at the time. The paintings from 1920-1930 remain isolated from the cubist or abstract revolution: the painter pursues his search for a figuration that wants to be detached from the models of the past. Dark and austere, its color range remains limited to a few earthy colors, although it sometimes clears in large red or blue touches. Gromaire, who stood on the margins of all schools, will always remain faithful to a certain naturalism, and his thematic repertoire is a striking testimony: naked, peasants, fishermen, card players, soldiers, landscapes. Unjustly unknown in France, Marcel Gromaire seduced American art lovers who presented him with the Carnegie Prize in 1952 and the Guggenheim Prize in 1956. The Guggenheim Museum in New York has also selected several of his works
Price : 4000 €
Artist : Marcel Gromaire (1892-1971)
Period:20th Century
Style:Art Deco
Condition : Bon état

Material : Gouache

Reference : 346569
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