Bernard Buffet, ‘Château du Moulin de Lassay’, 1969, Painting, Oil on canvas, Galerie de Souzy
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Bernard Buffet

Château du Moulin de Lassay, 1969

Oil on canvas
21 3/10 × 25 3/5 in
54 × 65 cm
.
€100,000 - 150,000
Location
Paris, Megève
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Galerie de Souzy
Paris, Megève

Between the Loire Valley and the Cher Valley, the Chateau du Moulin, a late medieval castle in …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated upper right
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"Les Chateaux de La Loire"
Bernard Buffet
French, 1928–1999
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Embodying Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism and Albert Camus’s Absurdism, Bernard Buffet’s painting conveyed the anxiety that permeated France during the Nazi occupation and came to dominate the post-war figurative art scene. A member of a group called L’Homme Témoin (The Witness) along with Bernard Lorjout and André Minaux, Buffet developed a realist style infused with social criticism, featuring a restrained palette and black outlines. He is best known for his grim “Horror of War” series and myriad streetscapes and interior scenes populated by angular, emotionless figures. Self-portraits, religious scenes, still lifes also figure among his oeuvre, which extends to lithography, engraving, and sculpture. While Buffet continued to enjoy success as a commercial artist until a debilitating illness prompted him to commit suicide, his work fell out of favor among critics in the 1960s and remains relatively unknown.

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Between the Loire Valley and the Cher Valley, the Chateau du Moulin, a late medieval castle in Sologne, known as "The Pearl of Sologne", shows its towers in the water of the moats.

Built between 1480 and 1501 for Philippe du Moulin, a childhood friend of King Charles VIII and ennobled by the latter, whose …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated upper right
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Included
Series
"Les Chateaux de La Loire"
Bernard Buffet
French, 1928–1999
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Embodying Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism and Albert Camus’s Absurdism, Bernard Buffet’s painting conveyed the anxiety that permeated France during the Nazi occupation and came to dominate the post-war figurative art scene. A member of a group called L’Homme Témoin (The Witness) along with Bernard Lorjout and André Minaux, Buffet developed a realist style infused with social criticism, featuring a restrained palette and black outlines. He is best known for his grim “Horror of War” series and myriad streetscapes and interior scenes populated by angular, emotionless figures. Self-portraits, religious scenes, still lifes also figure among his oeuvre, which extends to lithography, engraving, and sculpture. While Buffet continued to enjoy success as a commercial artist until a debilitating illness prompted him to commit suicide, his work fell out of favor among critics in the 1960s and remains relatively unknown.

Bernard Buffet

Château du Moulin de Lassay, 1969

Oil on canvas
21 3/10 × 25 3/5 in
54 × 65 cm
.
€100,000 - 150,000
Location
Paris, Megève
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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