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印象派及現代藝術日拍

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Kees van Dongen
1877 - 1968年
LES CAVALIERS
signed Van Dongen (lower right)
oil on paper laid down on canvas
35.2 by 24.1cm., 13 7/8 by 9 1/2 in.
Painted circa 1925.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming van Dongen Digital Catalogue raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.

來源

M. Panos Petalaz (acquired circa 1959)
Stéphanie Darnétal, Paris
Thence by descent to the present owner in 2001

相關資料

Painted circa 1925, Les Cavaliers portrays the leisure activities of the Parisian elite, a subject that captivated Kees van Dongen in the 1920s. Swept into this world of luxury by his friend Léa Jacob, Van Dongen became immersed in the extravagant activities of the bourgeoisie, his sumptuous palette reflecting his pleasure. Les Cavaliers is a vibrant example of the artist’s ability to liberate colour, using it to enhance perspective and instill within the painting a warm and uplifting tone.

Van Dongen 'rid his palette of all constraint and gave free rein to that creative joy in light and color. The basic principle of Van Dongen's art can be summed up in his freedom of imagination; when he painted, the colours flowed from his brush like many-hued ribbons guided completely by his natural resources' (W. E. Steadman & Denys Sutton, Cornelis Theodorus Marie van Dongen (exhibition catalogue), The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, 1971, p. 10).

Stéphanie Darnétal was the wife of Roger Bernheim, son of esteemed gallerist and art expert Georges Bernheim, whose gallery in Paris was destroyed during the Second World War. Both Roger and his wife shared George's passion for art, and Stéphanie continued collecting long after her husband's death.

印象派及現代藝術日拍

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