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Judit Reigl
CENTRE DE DOMINANCE
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 223,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
34
Judit Reigl
CENTRE DE DOMINANCE
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 223,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Judit Reigl
N.1923
CENTRE DE DOMINANCE
signed and dated 1958; signed and dated 1958 on the reverse
oil on canvas
184 x 158 cm; 72 7/16 x 62 3/16 in.
Executed in 1958.
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Provenance

Private Collection, France (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired from the above by the current owner

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie de France
Nantes, Musée des Beaux Arts, Judith Reigl, 9 October 2010 - 2 January 2011

Literature

Maklary Kalman, Judit Reigl, Volume I, Budapest, 2010, p. 114, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

Judit Reigl met André Breton four years after her arrival in Paris. Captivated by what he saw in her work, the Surrealist theoretician and leading figure of the Parisian art scene of the time, immediately asked her to show her works at the Etoile Scellée, the famous gallery for which he was in charge of the exhibition programme. In his foreword to Le Surréalisme et la Peinture, he celebrates “the beauty of the figures”, and “the pure rhythm” of Reigl’s works which he infinitely admired.

Painted in 1958 and part of the Centre de dominance series, this canvas evokes a sense of instantaneity, rapidity and spontaneity inherent in Reigl’s painterly approach. The central part of the painting incorporates a circular movement, structures the space and creates an incredible sense of the infinite for the spectator. In her technique, the artist plays with textures and forms with the same verve, alternating rough facture with refinement. With just a few brushstrokes, Reigl creates a passionate violence combined with softness, so that the work vibrates with a rare energy. In testimony to the fervour and force with which she paints, the artist declared to Jean Paul Ameline in 1990: “I paint and draw with all my body, each square centimetre, until the very tip of my fingers.” 

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