"Rene Marie Castaing : "study For The Virgin Of The Pillar""The great artist René-Marie Castaing (1896-1943), First Grand Prix of Rome 1924 excelled particularly in the works on paper: charcoals, pastels or gouaches.
If I've never met him for obvious dates, his birthplace was right in front of the Galerie de Pau !
Before the final painting, he multiplied the more or less successful studies until the final composition in the format. He was particularly fond of kraft paper as a medium, whose brownish color particularly highlights charcoal and highlights of white stone, as in the work we present here, a study for the appearance of the Virgin of the Pillar at Saint Jacques le Majeur with a magnificent study of the Virgin's hand and three investigations of the attitude of the Child clinging to his Mother.
He often used his relatives as models and it is quite possible that he has crunched one of his babies! No signature, 29 X 34 cm at the sight, under marie-louise mounted in a molded frame painted golden 44 X 48 cm.
In partnership with the Muscari gallery in Pau.
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