Alain Bonnefoit, ‘Nude in design chair’, 20th  Century, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolour, AFL
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Alain Bonnefoit

Nude in design chair, 20th Century

Watercolour
25 3/5 × 19 7/10 in
65 × 50 cm
.
€580
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Alain BONNEFOIT
Nude in design chair

Original drawing in felt and ink
Signed in ink
Authenticated by …

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Hand 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, ‘Nude in design chair’, 20th  Century, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolour, AFL
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Alain BONNEFOIT
Nude in design chair

Original drawing in felt and ink
Signed in ink
Authenticated by the red stamp of the artist
On watercolour Vellum of 65 x 50 cm

Good condition, scattered light foxing stains

Medium
Signature
Hand 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

Nude in design chair, 20th Century

Watercolour
25 3/5 × 19 7/10 in
65 × 50 cm
.
€580
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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