Alain Bonnefoit, ‘Nu sur le tapis’, 20th  Century, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolour, AFL
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Alain Bonnefoit

Nu sur le tapis, 20th Century

Watercolour
24 2/5 × 33 9/10 in
62 × 86 cm
.
€690
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About the work
AFL

Alain BONNEFOIT
Nu sur le tapis

Original watercolour with ink applications
Signed bottom right

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Signed
Alain Bonnefoit
French, b. 1937
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Alain Bonnefoit’s trademark female nudes reflect both Western and Eastern art historical influences. A painter, engraver, and sculptor, Bonnefoit was mentored by the sculptor Antoniucci Volti, who studied under Auguste Rodin, a modern master of glorified human form. In the early 1970s, Bonnefoit traveled to Japan, where he learned about sumi-e—an ink technique rooted in linear unity that is now a fundamental element of his work. Bonnefoit’s nudes are also influenced by landscapes, specifically the rolling rural settings of Italy and France, between which he splits his time. “One should always avoid blocked, stunted, inhibited, breathless gestures,” Bonnefoit says. “As in martial arts, the quality of breathing is essential for achievement.”

Alain Bonnefoit, ‘Nu sur le tapis’, 20th  Century, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolour, AFL
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About the work
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Alain BONNEFOIT
Nu sur le tapis

Original watercolour with ink applications
Signed bottom right
Authenticated by the artist's red seal
on Japanese paper 62 x 86 cm

Good condition, slight reddish stains

Medium
Signature
Signed
Alain Bonnefoit
French, b. 1937
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Alain Bonnefoit’s trademark female nudes reflect both Western and Eastern art historical influences. A painter, engraver, and sculptor, Bonnefoit was mentored by the sculptor Antoniucci Volti, who studied under Auguste Rodin, a modern master of glorified human form. In the early 1970s, Bonnefoit traveled to Japan, where he learned about sumi-e—an ink technique rooted in linear unity that is now a fundamental element of his work. Bonnefoit’s nudes are also influenced by landscapes, specifically the rolling rural settings of Italy and France, between which he splits his time. “One should always avoid blocked, stunted, inhibited, breathless gestures,” Bonnefoit says. “As in martial arts, the quality of breathing is essential for achievement.”

Alain Bonnefoit

Nu sur le tapis, 20th Century

Watercolour
24 2/5 × 33 9/10 in
62 × 86 cm
.
€690
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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