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André Maire
SCENE D'INDOCHINE (INDOCHINA SCENE)
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299
André Maire
SCENE D'INDOCHINE (INDOCHINA SCENE)
Estimate
60,00080,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong

André Maire
1898 - 1984
SCENE D'INDOCHINE (INDOCHINA SCENE)
Signed and dated 1965
Gouache on paper
48 by 63 cm; 19 by 24 1/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

The painter André Maire was a drawing teacher at the Junior High School Chasseloup-Laubat in Saigon from 1919 to 1921. His works were exhibited at the 1931 International Colonial Exhibition in Paris. From 1948 to 1958 he was a Fine Arts teacher first at the Hanoi School of Architecture, and then in Da Lat and Saigon.  Maire's oeuvre often depicts the mundane, daily life, architecture and landscapes of Indochina where he lived for a substantial part of his life.

Scene d'Indochine (Indochina Scene) shows women lounging with a child among various platters of fruit and produce on a black platform. The background is typical of the tropical landscape, and the ceramic jar and the bottom left corner references the country's traditional crafts. Importantly, Maire's strikingly bright and intense coloration reveals an inspired, avante-garde lens through which he painted these Indochinese scenes. 

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong