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César Domelaartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1900-1992 Parijs

biography of César Domela (César Domela Nieuwenhuis)

Apart from early Expressionist work, Cesar Domela, after 1923, devoted himself exclusively to abstract art. He is largely known for his Constructivist compositions (paintings, photomontages, collages and objects). In the 1920s he was influenced by Cubism, was a member of De Stijl and lived in Berlin from 1927 to 1933, where he came into contact with the Bauhaus. After 1933 he continued to live in Paris, becoming a major promoter of abstract-geometric art. From 1929 on he chiefly made reliefs, which he called ‘Tableaux-objets’, comprising different materials placed over each other. One of the guiding principles in his stylistic highly consistent oeuvre was the ‘harmonisation of contrasts’.

previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by César Domela

César Domela | Untitled, gouache and oil on board, 44.0 x 62.5 cm, signed on the reverse and dated on the reverse Janvier 1954 'Paris'

César Domela

painting • previously for sale


César Domela | Composition, gouache on paper, 48.5 x 70.5 cm, signed reverse and dated 'Nov. 1958'

César Domela

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by César Domela

César Domela | Complémentaires, gouache on paper, 66.6 x 50.9 cm, signed l.c. and dated 1956 l.c. and on the reverse

César Domela

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Complémentaires, 1956

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