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Geer van Velde artwork • painting • previously for sale Composition

Velde G. van | Gerardus 'Geer' van Velde, Composition, oil on canvas 54.4 x 81.3 cm, signed l.r. with initials and in full on the reverse

Geer van Velde

Composition
oil on canvas 54.4 x 81.3 cm, signed l.r. with initials and in full on the reverse

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: door de vorige eigenaar rechtstreeks gekocht van de familie van de schilder.
Literature: Anita Hopmans e.a., 'Bram et Geer van Velde. Deux peintres. Un nom', Parijs 2010, pag. 56, cat.nr. 41 (met afb. in kleur).
Exhibited: Lyon, Frankrijk, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, 'Bram et Geer van Velde', 16 april-1 aug. 2010.

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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