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Jacques Majorelle
1886 - 1962
FRENCH
AOUACHE IN ANEMITER
signed and inscribed J. Majorelle/ Anemiter lower right
gouache heightened with gold on canvas
57 by 69.5cm., 22 by 27in.
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來源

Private collection, U.S.A. (sale: Sotheby’s, Paris, 28 October 2009, lot 36)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

出版

Félix Marcilhac and Amélie Marcilhac, Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962), Répertoire de l’œuvre peint, Paris, 2017, p. 274, no. 152, catalogued & illustrated

相關資料

From June to September 1928 Majorelle settled in Anemiter, a village in the Ounila valley in the Atlas Mountains, south-east of Marrakesh. Notwithstanding the practical complications of travelling in the area, Majorelle travelled widely around the Atlas, capturing its breath-taking landscapes and its local inhabitants. The present work depicts an aouache, or ‘tambourine’, celebration, the name used to describe both the dance and the music played during such festivities. Majorelle was captivated by these colourful occasions, which inspired the juxtapositions of colours and shapes that are his paintings.

Indeed, when 97 of Majorelle's paintings of the Atlas were exhibited at the Galerie Georges Petit in Paris in 1922, they caused a sensation, their bright colours and unconventional compositions and abstract shapes setting Orientalist painting on a whole new trajectory so different from the Romantic or rigorously academic works expected of the genre. Majorelle's modernist bent was instilled in him from an early age growing up in Nancy, the son of the celebrated furniture designer, Louis Majorelle, and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, at a time when the Art Nouveau movement was in its ascendancy.

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