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Jacques Villon

Le Paysan (The Peasant), After Van Gogh, 1927

Color aquatint on wove paper
22 3/8 × 17 1/8 in
56.8 × 43.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Oakland
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This work is hand signed by Jacques Villon (Eure, 1975 – Puteaux, 1963) in pencil and inscribed with ‘d’apres Van Gogh’.
Jacques Villon
French, 1875–1963
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The eldest brother of Marcel Duchamp, caricaturist, illustrator, and painter Jacques Villon traded in his given name (Gaston Emile Duchamp) in homage to Alphonse Daudet’s novel Jack (1876) the poet François Villon. Initially noted for humous political cartoons, he soon turned to more serious "Belle Époque" style of printmaking, influenced by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Eventually, he committed himself to painting, which he saw as "a method of prospecting, a manner of expression." As his style developed, he forged a unique blend of flat, geometric Cubist forms and a luminous palette worthy of the Impressionists. Villon was among the French artists who flirted with pure abstraction in the 1920s, producing compositions based on color theory. Ultimately however, he returned to painting portraits and landscapes, and would continue contributing illustrations and original prints to publications.

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This work is hand signed by Jacques Villon (Eure, 1975 – Puteaux, 1963) in pencil and inscribed with ‘d’apres Van Gogh’.
Jacques Villon
French, 1875–1963
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The eldest brother of Marcel Duchamp, caricaturist, illustrator, and painter Jacques Villon traded in his given name (Gaston Emile Duchamp) in homage to Alphonse Daudet’s novel Jack (1876) the poet François Villon. Initially noted for humous political cartoons, he soon turned to more serious "Belle Époque" style of printmaking, influenced by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Eventually, he committed himself to painting, which he saw as "a method of prospecting, a manner of expression." As his style developed, he forged a unique blend of flat, geometric Cubist forms and a luminous palette worthy of the Impressionists. Villon was among the French artists who flirted with pure abstraction in the 1920s, producing compositions based on color theory. Ultimately however, he returned to painting portraits and landscapes, and would continue contributing illustrations and original prints to publications.

Jacques Villon

Le Paysan (The Peasant), After Van Gogh, 1927

Color aquatint on wove paper
22 3/8 × 17 1/8 in
56.8 × 43.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Oakland
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Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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