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Geer van Velde artwork • painting • previously for sale Composition

Velde G. van | Gerardus 'Geer' van Velde, Composition, oil on canvas 50.1 x 50.1 cm, signed l.r. with initials and on the reverse and painted circa 1971

Geer van Velde

Composition
oil on canvas 50.1 x 50.1 cm, signed l.r. with initials and on the reverse and painted circa 1971

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Kunsthandel M.L. de Boer, Amsterdam, inv.nr. 12750.
Literature: tent.cat. Amsterdam, Kunsthandel M.L. de Boer, 'Roger Bissière, Serge Poliakoff, Geer van Velde', 1978, cat.nr. 36.
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Kunsthandel M.L. de Boer, 'Roger Bissière, Serge Poliakoff, Geer van Velde', april- mei 1978.

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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