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Joseph Sima
DOUBLE PAYSAGE
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 295,500 EUR
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41
Joseph Sima
DOUBLE PAYSAGE
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 295,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Joseph Sima
1891-1971
DOUBLE PAYSAGE
signed, titled and dated 1954 twice on the reverse
oil on canvas
75,3 x 129 cm; 29 5/8 x 50 13/16 in.
Executed in 1954.
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Provenance

Collection Mrs. Josef Sima, Paris
Private Collection, France

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Facchetti, Joseph Sima, 19 June 1959; catalogue, n.p., illustrated
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Joseph Sima, 7 November - 23 December 1968; catalogue, no. 66, pp. 68-69, illustrated
Prague, Galerie Nationale; Bratislava, Galerie Nationale de Slovaquie; Brno, Galerie Morave, Jospeh Sima, 1968; catalogue, no. 92, illustrated
Bochum, Museum de Bochum, Joseph Sima, 9 November 1974 - 5 January 1975; catalogue, no. 50, illustré
Paris, Galerie le Point Cardinal, 1975; catalogue, no. 11, illustrated
Geneva, Galerie Engelberts, Sima, Oeuvres de 1921 à 1970, May - June 1977; catalogue, no. 9, illustrated
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Sima, 3 April - 21 June 1992; catalogue, no. 72, pp. 122-123, illustrated in colour

Literature

Frantisek Smejkal, Sima, Paris, 1992, no. 291, p. 274, illustrated

Catalogue Note

“The artist’s or painter’s role is not to know the world. He is linked to it internally, he identifies with it and it illuminates his work with what he has seen so well.” Josef Sima

Josef Sima is one of the rare artists of his generation, if not the only artist as maintained by the great 20th century art historian Meyer Schapiro, to have been able to perceive and transpose something cosmic in his painted works, whilst relying upon a particularly limited number of graphic elements. In Double Paysage, painted in 1954, the objects are fixed in a calm, dreamlike and serene atmosphere. As a true invitation to meditation, the canvas depicts a purified, dematerialized reality of moving simplicity and delicacy. The split objects break with traditional perspective and disturb spatial-temporal references. Sima here constructs a fantasmatic landscape of unprecedented scope within which any sense of scale and distance no longer exists. Brilliant.

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