"Édouard Eymard (born In 1924) - Contraction, 1965"Édouard Eymard (born in 1924)
Enamelled ceramic plate mounted on a melamine frame
Signed “Édouard Eymard” lower left, dated “1965” lower right, titled and dated on the back
Has the stamp of the collection Jeannine et Raoul-Jean Moulin n ° 695 on the back
16 x 22 cm
Provenance: Raoul-Jean Moulin collection (1934-2014), art critic
Originally from the Loire, Édouard Eymard is admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Étienne in 1947 before settling in Paris where he joined the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in the studio of the painter Édouard Mac-Avoy. He spent his entire career in Paris and exhibited in several galleries from 1949.
The work of Edouard Eymard became part of abstraction in the 1945s. Earth, water and fire are the spiritual colors of its abstraction. Painter and engraver in perpetual research, he also produces glazed ceramic plates of great originality. In 1980, Édouard Eymard participated in the decoration of the Saint-André church in Bobigny, project by the architect Marius Depont. He designed several enamels adorning the faces of the tabernacle on the theme of the Passion of Christ. These use the same plastic language as our plate.
The glazed ceramic work we offer comes from the personal collection of a major figure in contemporary art from the 1960s to 2000, the art critic Raoul-Jean Moulin. The works he has gathered throughout his life are a reflection of his meetings and his friendships. A fervent defender of contemporary creation, Raoul-Jean Moulin was closely associated with the artists of his time. He is particularly known for having participated in the constitution of the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Val-de-Marne.
Paris, Museum of modern art of the city
Saint-Etienne, Museum of Fine Arts
Épinal, Departmental museum of ancient and contemporary art