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Eugène Leroy, ‘Apparences’, 1991, Galerie Laurent Godin
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Eugène Leroy

Apparences, 1991

Oil on canvas
28 7/10 × 23 3/5 in
73 × 60 cm
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Galerie Laurent Godin
Paris
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Courtesy Galerie de France, Paris

Courtesy Galerie de France, Paris

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Eugène Leroy
French, 1910–2000
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Eugène Leroy spent most of his career in rural isolation and relative obscurity until the 1980s, when figurative painting came back into vogue and his work became increasingly recognized both in his native France and overseas. Leroy labored on canvases for months, sometimes years, applying layer after layer of oil paint, brushing, scraping, and digging it and squeezing directly from the tube until the original image was barely discernible. The thick, textured physicality of his surfaces has prompted comparisons with Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Willem de Kooning, while the fragmentation of his subjects into tiny flecks of color and light recalls aspects of both Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism.

Eugène Leroy, ‘Apparences’, 1991, Galerie Laurent Godin
Eugène Leroy, ‘Apparences’, 1991, Galerie Laurent Godin
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About the work
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Galerie Laurent Godin
Paris
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Courtesy Galerie de France, Paris

Courtesy Galerie de France, Paris

Medium
Painting
Eugène Leroy
French, 1910–2000
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Eugène Leroy spent most of his career in rural isolation and relative obscurity until the 1980s, when figurative painting came back into vogue and his work became increasingly recognized both in his native France and overseas. Leroy labored on canvases for months, sometimes years, applying layer after layer of oil paint, brushing, scraping, and digging it and squeezing directly from the tube until the original image was barely discernible. The thick, textured physicality of his surfaces has prompted comparisons with Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Willem de Kooning, while the fragmentation of his subjects into tiny flecks of color and light recalls aspects of both Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism.

Eugène Leroy

Apparences, 1991

Oil on canvas
28 7/10 × 23 3/5 in
73 × 60 cm
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