Aurelie Nemours, ‘mille neuf cent quatre vingt six  (dyptich)’, 1986, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Edition & Galerie Hoffmann
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Aurelie Nemours

mille neuf cent quatre vingt six (dyptich), 1986

Acrylic on canvas
80 × 160 in
203.2 × 406.4 cm
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Friedberg , Friedberg
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated on verso
Aurelie Nemours
French, 1910–2005
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Following the principles of Geometric Abstraction, Aurelie Nemours stripped painting to its essence, producing austere compositions of right angles and squares, whose rigid geometry she softened with evidence of the artist’s touch. She began her career studying art history, focusing on the ancient Egyptian and Romanesque periods, Spanish painting, and her own modern artistic milieu, before turning to art-making. A series of apprenticeships followed, where she developed her vision at various studios, most notably Fernand Léger’s. Inspired by Léger’s looser approach, Nemours softened the edges of her shapes and lines, imbuing her canvases with the sensuality of the act of painting itself. Eschewing all references to reality, she worked in black-and-white and bold colors, and honed her visual vocabulary to horizontal and vertical planes, right angles, lines, rectangles, and, ultimately, the square, her ideal representation of universal harmony.

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Aurelie Nemours, ‘mille neuf cent quatre vingt six  (dyptich)’, 1986, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Edition & Galerie Hoffmann
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Aurelie Nemours
French, 1910–2005
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Following the principles of Geometric Abstraction, Aurelie Nemours stripped painting to its essence, producing austere compositions of right angles and squares, whose rigid geometry she softened with evidence of the artist’s touch. She began her career studying art history, focusing on the ancient Egyptian and Romanesque periods, Spanish painting, and her own modern artistic milieu, before turning to art-making. A series of apprenticeships followed, where she developed her vision at various studios, most notably Fernand Léger’s. Inspired by Léger’s looser approach, Nemours softened the edges of her shapes and lines, imbuing her canvases with the sensuality of the act of painting itself. Eschewing all references to reality, she worked in black-and-white and bold colors, and honed her visual vocabulary to horizontal and vertical planes, right angles, lines, rectangles, and, ultimately, the square, her ideal representation of universal harmony.

Aurelie Nemours

mille neuf cent quatre vingt six (dyptich), 1986

Acrylic on canvas
80 × 160 in
203.2 × 406.4 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Friedberg , Friedberg
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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