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Jean Hélion

Étude pour trois figures, 1934

Aquarelle, encre de chine et lavis d'encre sur papier
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27,7 × 37,8 cm

Signé et daté en bas à droite Annoté en bas à gauche

Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles …

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27,7 × 37,8 cm

Signé et daté en bas à droite Annoté en bas à gauche

Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles Galerie Marwan Hoss, Paris Vente Londres, Sotheby's, 23 juin 1993, lot 137 Acquis auprès de cette dernière par l'actuel propriétaire Collection particulière européenne Bibliographie: J. Hélion, 'Abstraktion …

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Jean Hélion
French, 1904–1987
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A seminal figure in the 1930s Parisian avant-garde scene, Jean Hélion rose to prominence as an abstract painter, producing series exploring states of visual equilibrium. Initially influenced by Piet Mondrian’s linear compositions, Hélion’s style evolved as he embraced gradated volumes and curved, overlapping planes, as illustrated by Rouge Brilliant (1938). Along with Theo van Doesburg, he furthered the Art Concret movement, which grew out of De Stijl and Futurism and valued objectivity over symbolism and personal associations. WWII, in which his service begot capture and imprisonment, presented a stylistic rupture; thereafter, Hélion filled large canvases with monumental figures in quotidian situations, working radically against the modernist trajectory. “A man who has been locked up for a few years knows the value of reality,” he explained. “What can you communicate but the problematic meaning of the world?''

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27,7 × 37,8 cm

Signé et daté en bas à droite Annoté en bas à gauche

Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles …

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27,7 × 37,8 cm

Signé et daté en bas à droite Annoté en bas à gauche

Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles Galerie Marwan Hoss, Paris Vente Londres, Sotheby's, 23 juin 1993, lot 137 Acquis auprès de cette dernière par l'actuel propriétaire Collection particulière européenne Bibliographie: J. Hélion, 'Abstraktion …

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Jean Hélion
French, 1904–1987
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A seminal figure in the 1930s Parisian avant-garde scene, Jean Hélion rose to prominence as an abstract painter, producing series exploring states of visual equilibrium. Initially influenced by Piet Mondrian’s linear compositions, Hélion’s style evolved as he embraced gradated volumes and curved, overlapping planes, as illustrated by Rouge Brilliant (1938). Along with Theo van Doesburg, he furthered the Art Concret movement, which grew out of De Stijl and Futurism and valued objectivity over symbolism and personal associations. WWII, in which his service begot capture and imprisonment, presented a stylistic rupture; thereafter, Hélion filled large canvases with monumental figures in quotidian situations, working radically against the modernist trajectory. “A man who has been locked up for a few years knows the value of reality,” he explained. “What can you communicate but the problematic meaning of the world?''

Jean Hélion

Étude pour trois figures, 1934

Aquarelle, encre de chine et lavis d'encre sur papier
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