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After a 20-year period of learning and training, Aurélie Nemours, born in Paris in 1910, held her first exhibition in 1944. Before that, the young student acquired a solid theoretical base. At the École du Louvre she studied Egyptology, Byzantine Art, Roman Art, Spanish painting and Modern Art. From 1937 until 1940 …

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Monogrammed on the reverse: N., also inscribed: Re Rom 52.

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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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Structure du silenceGalerie Denise René
small is beautiful !Galerie Denise René
2020
Women & AbstractionGalerie Denise René
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Untitled, 1960

Oil pastel on firm wove paper
7 9/10 × 6 7/10 in
20 × 17 cm
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KA
Koller Auctions

After a 20-year period of learning and training, Aurélie Nemours, born in Paris in 1910, held her …

Medium
Signature
Monogrammed on the reverse: N., also inscribed: Re Rom 52.

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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