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Geer van Velde artwork • painting • previously for sale A la plage

Velde G. van | Gerardus 'Geer' van Velde, A la plage, oil on canvas 81.5 x 99.9 cm, signed l.r. with initials and painted ca. 1938

Geer van Velde

A la plage
oil on canvas 81.5 x 99.9 cm, signed l.r. with initials and painted ca. 1938

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. P.A. Regnault, Amsterdam.
Literature: Martine van Rijn, 'Uit een nalatenschap van P.A. Regnault', Amsterdam 1999, pag. 54, cat.nr. 88 (met afb. in kleur).
Exhibited: Batavia, Nederlands-Indië, Bataviasche Kunstkring, 'Collectie Regnault', 1939; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, in bruikleen van P.A. Regnault; Haarlem, Frans Halsmuseum, in bruikleen van P.A. Regnault; Amsterdam, Auke van der Werff, 'Uit een nalatenschap van P.A. Regnault', 27 nov.-18 dec. 1999.

Geer van Velde belongs to the pre-eminent artists of the post-war École de Paris. Originally a house painter, he joined his brother Bram in Paris in 1925 to develop his artistic talent further. At first he made figurative-expressionist work. However, especially after his move to the South of France in 1938, he found his own style, influenced by the Mediterranean light: reality simplified into vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines and filled-in areas of colour. In this, the depiction of a pale, filtered light played a major role. Until 1940 figures and objects were still recognisable in his work.


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