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Théo Tobiasse

Born in: 1927

Israel

Biography
Théo Tobiasse was born in Israel in 1927. Originally from Lithuania, his family hoped to find the promised land there. The work of this artist is pervaded with the themes of exile, of the woman as a mother and a lover and of reminiscences of his childhood in Lithuania, as his parents had to move back there. The datcha in the middle of the green countryside of Kaletova, the lights of the steamers enhanced with colored flags going down the Niémen, the sledges in the snow-covered streets of Kovno, but also the round tea-pots and the paunchy samovars, symbols of the familial warmth… After crossing through Germany and Berlin, Tobiasse arrives in Paris in 1931 where only a sad and gray station welcomes him. Then follow the dark years of the Nazi occupation, during which the family, although hidden during two years, is decimated. After the Liberation, Tobiasse only dreams of light, sun and a huge sky. He settles down in Nice, then in Saint-Paul de Vence where he makes the fascinating discovery of the moon landscape of the Saint-Barnabé plateau, at the Col of Vence. It will become his first painting. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam offers him a second revelation : the Jewish bride by Rembrandt unveils the mystery of the material and the colors to him. He understands everything about glaze, mixtures and chiaroscuro… Memories come back as scraps of his memory and unwind themselves at the end of his paintbrushes : the Woman as a mother and lover, the exile, the exultation of the senses, drawing, blended colors, music, and his travels are mixed in a poetic magma set against the background of Venice, New York and Jerusalem, his towns of predilection. Words and sentences charged with emotion always come punctuate his work, not to explain it but to prolong it… Painting, sculpture, carborundum etching, pastel, drawing, pottery, stained glass are his tools to express the swallowed emotions. Theo Tobiasse lived and worked in Saint-Paul de Vence. He died on November 3, 2012.
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  • Painting Animal

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Still Life

  • Painting Nude

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  • Print Etching

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  • Sculpture Bronze

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Théo Tobiasse, Lumière d'acrobate, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Lumière d'acrobate, 1981
31.5 x 28.7 inch
Print

$2,238

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Théo Tobiasse, Venise, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Venise, 1960
22.8 x 28.7 inch
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$18,731

Our recommendations Théo Tobiasse, Jérusalem de miel et de lait, Sculpture

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Jérusalem de miel et de lait, 2002
24.4 x 20.1 x 0.6 inch
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$12,959

Théo Tobiasse, L'amour sur fonds de chant biblique, Print

Théo Tobiasse

L'amour sur fonds de chant biblique, 1997
27.2 x 36.2 inch
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$1,414

Théo Tobiasse, Histoire de la Reine Esther, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Histoire de la Reine Esther, 1960
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
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$64,794

Théo Tobiasse, La corbeille verte, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

La corbeille verte, 1965
7.5 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch
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$4,536

Théo Tobiasse, Poème à trois voix au pied de la montagne, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Poème à trois voix au pied de la montagne, 1988
28 x 72 inch
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$4,712

Théo Tobiasse, Dame à l'éventail, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Dame à l'éventail, 1990
18.9 x 19.3 x 0.4 inch
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$10,367

Our recommendations Théo Tobiasse, La lyre de David, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

La lyre de David, 2001
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
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$10,367

Théo Tobiasse, Où sont les chemins que nos justes ont foulées, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Où sont les chemins que nos justes ont foulées, 1975
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$37,698

Théo Tobiasse, Venise théâtre d'ombre, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Venise théâtre d'ombre, 1990
20.1 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$12,959

Our recommendations Théo Tobiasse, C'est le passé que nous attendons, Painting

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C'est le passé que nous attendons, 1967
46 x 39 x 1 inch
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$75,000

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Théo Tobiasse, Sans titre, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Sans titre, 1990
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$471

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Théo Tobiasse, Le second cantique des cantiques VIII, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques VIII, 2009
20.1 x 14.2 inch
Print

$353

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Théo Tobiasse, Le second cantique des cantiques I, Print

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Le second cantique des cantiques I, 2009
14.2 x 20.1 inch
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$353

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Théo Tobiasse, Le second cantique des cantiques III, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques III, 2009
14.2 x 20.1 inch
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$353

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Théo Tobiasse, Le second cantique des cantiques, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques, 2009
14.2 x 20.1 inch
Print

$353

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Théo Tobiasse, Histoire gravée dans l'écorce des vies, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Histoire gravée dans l'écorce des vies, 2010
40.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$353

Our recommendations Théo Tobiasse, Oiseau magique, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Oiseau magique, 2001
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch
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Théo Tobiasse, Les chats et la femme nue, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Les chats et la femme nue, 1962
51.2 x 65 x 1.2 inch
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Théo Tobiasse, Sans titre, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Sans titre, 1995
20.1 x 14.2 inch
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