"André Marchand (1907-1997) The Apples And The Pear"Table painting oil on canvas Art Deco period around 1940 signed André Marchand lower left on the work and countersigned on the back by the artist and titled "The apples and the pear" as well as various annotations (listed, inventoried). Post-cubist style composition featuring fruits placed on an asymmetric entablature, the whole is animated with fawn colors punctuated by some reliefs of material, this interesting still life that André Marchand used to call "Silent Lives" is inscribed in the innovative trend of his mid-career whose research and development mark a breakthrough that gives voice to silence and echoes back to us his so penetrating gaze of the souls he was keen to study. Very good general condition, the work is presented in its original frame in patinated gilded wood with Berain decoration. Dimensions: 65 cm x 46 cm. André Marchand was born in 1907 in Aix-en-Provence. In the years 1930-1950 he was one of the great representatives of “young French painting”. At his beginnings he painted "humanism" and "surrealism" canvases thereby seeking his style to express his sensitivity. He became one of the most brilliant representatives of the School of Paris and then seduced the greatest dealers: Galerie Carré, Maeght, Pierre Matisse, Maurice Garnier. From 1940 on, his palette was vividly colored, a term which aptly reflects this desire to free oneself from appearances and to underline the interiority of people and things. Which led him to say that he felt inside himself the passage of the wind in the leaves of the tree he was painting. In Paris, during the year 1926, he tirelessly frequented the Louvre. He found Darius Milhaud from Aix and became friends with Pierre Tal Coat and Francis Gruber who said of Marchand that he was "one of the last tragic Mediterranean painters". In 1932, he began exhibiting at the Salon d'Automne, then at the Salon des Indépendants and revolved around the “Forces nouvelles” group. After a trip to Algeria, in 1933, to Biskra, at the gates of the desert, which made a strong impression on him, he worked for a few years on the shores of the Mediterranean, in Toulon, Hyères then Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. When the Popular Front arrived, the painter Signac sent it to the “Congress of Communist Intellectuals” which was held in Moscow to represent young French painting. He then composed the sets and costumes for the "Suite provençale", a ballet by Darius Milhaud, and "Mireille" for Rouché at the Opéra Comique. Many of his works are featured in the most important museums in the world. In 2007 two important exhibitions were organized in Marseille and Saint-Rémy de Provence. Following donations, the collection of the Estrine museum, the Musée de France in Saint-Rémy de Provence where Marchand had the opportunity to stay, holds a large number of important works, paintings and drawings by this artist made between 1933 and 1965. The five bibliophile works illustrated by Marchand are also brought together in this collection, several of André Marchand's works appear in particular: -Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. -Museums and public collections -National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers. -Musée d'art Roger-Quilliot, Clermont-Ferrand. -Museum of modern and contemporary art of Liège.