Gleizes

Personages

1929

ARTIST:

Gleizes, Albert b. 1881 Paris d. 1953 Saint-Remy-Provence


Technique:

Pochoir in colours


Paper:

Vellum 27 x 20.2 cm


Condition:

Excellent


Realisation / Publication:

published by Charles Moreau, pochoir by Daniel Jacomet, Paris, France, 1929 for the landmark publication on Cubism


Reference / Literature:

see Janneau, G, L’Art Cubiste, Paris, France, 1929


Provenance:

Private dealer in the USA


Asking:

Contact for price


This impression is rich in colour and is stylistically, the kind of work that Gleizes produced in the 1920s. This work is becoming scarcer as copies of Janneau’s tome on cubism disappear from the market place. The arch shape framing gives focus to the composition of colours as well as being a structural support for the meticulously arranged blocks of colour. The figures that appear to occupy the space are structural parts of the artist’s use of colour and his arrangement of this within the pictorial space. The overall design is reminiscent of the designs he made for the Moscow Underground. In this example, Gleizes can lay claim to being one of the very few artists to get away with the inclusion of a kind of figuration in his work in his path to cubist abstraction.