Provence, Riviera, riviera, andré merchant. Biography: transparency and lightness, it was the world of armand petitjean. He wrote the painting there. He writes it again, in the dark.
Where the white multiplied, today are melting the darkest browns. Turning his back on the known world, because he is not a creator without wandering, it is in search of his truth that he has thrown himself deep within himself. It is not easy to find oneself in this dark, tormented, secret universe. You must first enter it, make it slowly. It is a work that is growing, a challenge to the ease with which gesture can lead.
If the writing is movement, it is not instantaneous: recovery constantly, charged with reflections, the work reaches its density ... We must not trust this withdrawal in the dark depths, it does not exacerbates the tension of a call, the deafening vibration becomes a gush ... Annick pély audan born in Paris in 1909, self-taught.First apprentice in a lithographic printing press, he obtained at the age of seventeen the golden gustave prize for the illustration of books in wood engraving. Five years later, he decides to give up. The city and engraving to become a painter. Beginning of an uninterrupted but tormented journey that will take him from Béarn to Provence and finally, again, to Paris. In 1940, several months of captivity in stalag 150, with andré malraux, will mark it deeply and open new horizons. Receiving an award from the young painting, in 1946, he took part in the May Salon, then in the Salon d'Automne, comparisons and finally, since 1966 to that of the new realities. After his years in Provence he had gradually abandoned the figurative compositions whose "muted tones" and "tapered figures" reflected the gravity of the landscape and had engaged in a form of abstract expression that he would not cease. To deepen, until his last days. He was then part of the group of painters gathered around lmre pan who wrote, in a 1964 text: his new painting was born from drawing by fire, his recent paintings resemble embers, they are monochrome and yet full of colors and sparks.
"but, ten years later, it will be said that armand petitjean is" of those who succeed in conquering lightness. Saint lizier festival dart sacred 2000 numerous group exhibitions in France and abroad. 1950s, the figurative alternative or the young painting: at the end of the second world war, the 1950s in France are characterized by the expression of existential interrogations, reflections of langoisse and the uncertainties of a humanity which discovers the extent of the Nazi horror, then the disillusions of the cold War. This period reveals a new generation of painters matured early by the sufferings and privations of the dark years. They propose a vision of the world where the man, and not the idea, occupies a central place.
Half a century has passed. The time has come to pay tribute to these artists, to these collectors, public and private, who have had to defend a figurative alternative to conquering abstraction.Françoise adnet, paul aïzpiri, jean-pierre alaux, bardone guy, richard bellias, andré brasilier, bernard buffet, jacques busse, jean-marie calmettes, jean chevolleau, paul collomb, jean commère, jeans cortot, daniel dalmbert, michel de gallard, rené genis, raymond warrior, vincent guignebert, paul guiramand, camille hilaire, jean jansem, jacques lagrange, lorjou bernard, jean marzelle, andré minaux, marcel mouly, michel patrix, pierre-henry, jean pollet, raoul pradier, daniel ravel, paul rebeyrolle, claude schurr, michel thompson, maurice verdier, claude weisbuch. The item "armand petitjean (1909-2004) hsp 1950 thistles young painting school of paris" is on sale since Saturday, June 11, 2016. It is in the category "art, antiques \ art of the twentieth, contemporary \ paintings". The seller is "paris * sur * lart" and is located in / buttes chaumont, paris.
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