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Leclere

Dimensions: 80 x 60 cm.; 31.1/2 x 23.5/8 in.

Provenance Vente, Maître Pillon, Calais, 30 septembre 2001, lot 186. Serge Devrière, Boulogne-sur-Mer. Bibliographie J.-J. Luthi et A. Israël, Emile Bernard, sa vie, son œuvre, catalogue raisonné, Paris, 2014, p. 347, no. 1453 (illustré).

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Signature
Signed, dated and dedicated at the bottom; signé, daté et dédicacé ‘à Madame Painvin en toute sympathie Emile Bernard 1930’ (en bas)

Émile Bernard was a writer and a painter who maintained mutually influential friendships with Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh, though he argued passionately with both. Bernard was accepted as a pupil at the atelier of Fernand Cormon, but was expelled for insubordination. He and his close friend Louis Anquetin felt disillusioned with Pointillism and rejected Neo-Impressionism. Instead the two pioneered a new style, later termed Cloisonnism, with the idea that the painted line was the antithesis of the painted dot. This new painting methodology was defined by a use of flat colors and forms that were outlined by strong, black contours; it followed the legacies of Paul Cézanne, Japanese woodcuts, enamel work, and stained glass.

High auction record
$1.9m, Sotheby's, 2019
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
Hill-Stone, Inc. at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Online Fall 2020Hill-Stone, Inc.
2019
Rhythm of lines and colours in French Avant-GardeStoppenbach & Delestre
2018
Paintings From AfarMusée du quai Branly
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Portrait de Jeanne Painvin, 1930

Oil on panel
31 1/2 × 23 3/5 in
80 × 60 cm
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L
Leclere

Dimensions: 80 x 60 cm.; 31.1/2 x 23.5/8 in.

Provenance Vente, Maître Pillon, Calais, 30 septembre …

Medium
Signature
Signed, dated and dedicated at the bottom; signé, daté et dédicacé ‘à Madame Painvin en toute sympathie Emile Bernard 1930’ (en bas)

Émile Bernard was a writer and a painter who maintained mutually influential friendships with Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh, though he argued passionately with both. Bernard was accepted as a pupil at the atelier of Fernand Cormon, but was expelled for insubordination. He and his close friend Louis Anquetin felt disillusioned with Pointillism and rejected Neo-Impressionism. Instead the two pioneered a new style, later termed Cloisonnism, with the idea that the painted line was the antithesis of the painted dot. This new painting methodology was defined by a use of flat colors and forms that were outlined by strong, black contours; it followed the legacies of Paul Cézanne, Japanese woodcuts, enamel work, and stained glass.

High auction record
$1.9m, Sotheby's, 2019
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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