Valmier

Femme Lisant / Personages

1929

ARTIST:

Valmier, Georges . b 1885 Angouleme, France. d. 1937, Montmarte, France


Title:

Femme Lisant / Personages , signed in the plate lower left, 1929, in an edition of no more than 1500 copies


Technique:

pochoir, stenciling by Daniel Jacomet after a watercolour by Valmier.


Paper:

vellum 20.3 x 14.6 cm


Condition:

Excellent considering the age of the work. Colours are vibrant and the paper of a very good quality with no creases or folds, nor signs of handling in the margins.


Realisation / Publication:

published by Charles Moreau, for Janneau,G, L’Art Cubiste, Paris France, 1929


Reference / Literature:

See Janneau, 1929


Provenance:

Private collector, USA


Asking:

Contact for price


Along with Albert Glieszes and Andre L’hote, Valmier was a cubist who practiced this artistic style with alacrity. His foray into subects matter, in both landscape and figuration, revealed a tendency for a hard line to be emphasised from using a sharp contrast of colours to delineate his anthropomorphic forms. Stencilist, Daniel Jacomet, was the most competent and trusted artiste of this difficult printing method, and has caught the disposition in the Femme Lisant, in a  sea of many colours. Working closely for many years in the Mourlot Atelier, Jacomet was charged with execution of all of the stencils for the publication L’Art Cubiste; the tome on Cubism and its importance as a trend and theoretical force in shaping Twentieth Century artistic thought. This work has been custom framed with archival mount and supports.