拍品 115
  • 115

ANDRÉ LHOTE | Gypsy's Bar

估價
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
已售出
40,000 GBP
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描述

  • André Lhote
  • Gypsy's Bar
  • signed A. Lhote (lower right)
  • gouache and watercolour on paper
  • 17 by 21.9cm., 6 5/8 by 8 1/2 in.
  • Executed in 1917.

來源

P. Stoebel, France
Sale: Christie's, South Kensington, 29th November 1993, lot 55
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

拍品資料及來源

Emblematic of André Lhote’s unique Cubist technique, Gypsy's Bar depicts a spontaneous vision of musicians and dancers in an atmospheric bar. His unabashed use of vivacious colours and bold play of lines provide a sense of innovation to the formality of the Cubist pictorial construct. A work bursting with energy, Lhote’s artwork stands out for his stylised yet clearly delineated representations of people in motion. Reminiscing, Lhote said: ‘It is fascinating to capture a moving spectacle by freezing it at its crucial phase, at that moment when, like a pendulum at the end of its trajectory, everything seems to become motionless for a second before starting up again in rapid flashes’ (quoted in Anatole Jakovsky, André Lhote, 48 reproductions commentées par le peintre, Paris, 1947, pp. 251-67). The figure in the foreground over whose shoulder we, the spectators, view the scene is evocative of André Lhote's painting Hommage à Watteau, painted in 1918 a study for which is in the permanent collection of TATE Britain.



This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by Dominique Bermann Martin.
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