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Tobeen artwork • painting • for sale Nu couché


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oil on board 41.8 x 84.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted after 1920

This painting is for sale.

Price: € 5,500

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    Provenance: Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, Spanbroek; veiling Christie's, Amsterdam, 27 nov. 2012, lotnr. 24 (met afb. In kleur).
    Literature: E. Ansenk e.a., 'Schilders van een andere werkelijkheid, in de collectie van het Scheringa Museum voor Realisme' Zwolle, 2006 (afb. pag. 246); Rosella Huber-Spanier, 'Tobeen: eigenzinnig kubist, poëtisch realist', Haarlem 2012, pag. 137, catnr. 95 (met afb. in kleur).

    Félix Elie Bonnet, painting under the pseudonym Félix Tobeen, was one of the cubists from the very beginning as a young painter in Paris. Like Gleizes and Le Fauconnier, he tried to reconcile traditional painting with Cubism. This led to a simplification of forms, while the subject remained clearly recognizable. In 1918 Tobeen abandoned his cubist experiments to opt for a controlled naturalism, sometimes bordering on realism, as a member of the group 'Jeunes Peintres Français'. He painted flower still lifes, landscapes and genre pieces. From 1930 his work was regularly shown at exhibitions by Huinck & Scherjon in Amsterdam and at the Nieuwenhuizen Segaar gallery in The Hague.

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