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Charles Lapicque

France Born in: 1898
Born in 1898 and died in 1988, Charles Lapicque was a French painter from the Nouvelle Ecole in Paris.

Adopted son of a professor in General Physiology, Louis Lapicque, whose name he took, Charles Lapicque learned piano, drawing and violin during his childhood. In 1917, Charles Lapicque did his service and left to do field artillery, where he acquired a knowledge on horses.

After the war, Charles Lapicque joined Ecole centrale des arts et manufacture in Paris, where he specialized in industrial design. In 1920, he painted his first landscapes. He began a career as an engineer in the electrical energy distribution near Lisieux before settling down in Paris in 1924. Charles Lapicque participated in choir and painted on Sundays. This is when he developed a strong passion for the two arts that led him to research projections in space. Jeanne Bucher noticed his abstract work and asked him to display his work in the gallery. In 1928, the artist abandoned his engineering profession and the following year he obtained his first solo exhibition.

Charles Lapicque went back to university to learn the physical sciences. After his doctorate, he became assistant trainer with Maurice Curie and rubbed shoulders with many physicists. This environment led him to research color perception. To develop his theory, he joined Ecole supérieure d'optique. Later he participated in several seminars where he talked about his research on blue and red in Art. In 1936 he met Jean Wahl, who made him embark on a philosophical and aesthetic reflection.

His work was gradually recognized by institutions and he received an order of 5 large murals for the Palais de la découverte in Paris, one of them received the medal of honor at the Universal Exhibition in 1937. He experimented with granite sculptures along with primitive arts, all the while learning new musical instruments.

In 1939, Charles Lapicque joined the National Center for Scientific Research, where he was responsible for studying night vision and camouflage. In 1941, he participated in the first avant-garde exhibition of Jean Bazaine and the exhibition of today's painters at the Galerie de France, the Nazi government condemned it. He made a series of paintings on the liberation of Paris and the Galerie Louis Carré displayed them in 1946.

Charles Lapicque received the Raoul Dufy award at the Venice Biennale in 1953, which led him to discover Venice for a year. Then the artist went to Rome, Greece, Spain, Holland and eventually toured France from 1975 to 1980. He received the National Painting Prize in 1979.
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Charles Lapicque, Vers l'exil, Print

Charles Lapicque

Vers l'exil, 1967
57 x 38 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Sans titre, Drawing

Charles Lapicque

Sans titre, 1966
29.7 x 20.5 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Dieu et Mon droit, Print

Charles Lapicque

Dieu et Mon droit, 1967
56.5 x 37.5 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Sans titre, Print

Charles Lapicque

Sans titre, 1972
71.5 x 52 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Le forum, Print

Charles Lapicque

Le forum, 1957
64.5 x 49 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Le conjureur, Print

Charles Lapicque

Le conjureur, 1968
38 x 28 cm
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Charles Lapicque, La fausse ingénue, Print

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La fausse ingénue, 1964
38 x 28 cm
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Charles Lapicque, La vengeance, Print

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La vengeance, 1967
56.5 x 37.5 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Noble Parure, Print

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Noble Parure, 1974
34 x 22.5 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Roi carolingien, Print

Charles Lapicque

Roi carolingien, 1959
56 x 38 cm
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Charles Lapicque, L'intrigant, Print

Charles Lapicque

L'intrigant, 1967
57 x 38 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Partage de midi, Print

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Partage de midi, 1971
55 x 38 cm
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Charles Lapicque, La chair est triste, Print

Charles Lapicque

La chair est triste, 1959
54 x 38 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Quetzalcoalt, Print

Charles Lapicque

Quetzalcoalt, 1952
65 x 48 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Manoeuvre en rade de Brest, Print

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Manoeuvre en rade de Brest, 1980
61 x 90 cm
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€ 300

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Charles Lapicque, Bleu, Print

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Bleu, 1950
37 x 28 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Temple grec, Print

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Temple grec, 1964
39 x 50 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Le jardin des supplices, Print

Charles Lapicque

Le jardin des supplices, 1968
45 x 32 cm
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Charles Lapicque, La chute, Print

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La chute, 1952
53 x 42 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Iago, Print

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Iago, 1967
57 x 38 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Les reclus, Print

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Les reclus, 1967
38 x 28 cm
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€ 100

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Charles Lapicque, Le blanc-bec, Print

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Le blanc-bec, 1967
38 x 28 cm
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Charles Lapicque, La mascotte, Print

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La mascotte, 1967
38 x 28 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Le Verdict, Print

Charles Lapicque

Le Verdict, 1971
28.5 x 22.5 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Nuit sur la lagune, Print

Charles Lapicque

Nuit sur la lagune, 1955
56 x 76 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Bénédiction maternelle, Print

Charles Lapicque

Bénédiction maternelle, 1966
38 x 28 cm
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