"NU COUCHÉ aux bas gris"
Signed Gromaire and dated 1935. Also signed Gromaire and dated 1935 verso. Oil on canvas 33 x 41 cm.
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
18 975 - 23 719 EUR
Originally in the collections of Paediatrician Ernst Bauer-Albrechtson.
Thence by descent.
Marcel Gromaire debuted as a painter at the time Cubism dominated the Montparnasse circuit. While not immune to the prevailing trends of the time, from early on Gromaire's signature style was apparent.
Thematically Gromaire was attached to two predominant subjects throughout his career : land laborers and the female nude. Brought on by memories of his childhood in Noyelles-sur-Sambre, those who tilled the land remained central to Gromaire's painterly evolution. However the female figure was the prevailing subject throughout his career, and it is here that his monumental forms, solid and sculptural, take on their full force. In utter refusal of all things ephemerous, Gromaire's women are always generalized but never indifferent.
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Viewing 11 –15 June, Bukowskis, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm.
Auction 16 June, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm.