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Théo Tobiasse

Israel Born in: 1927
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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In time for Christmas
Théo Tobiasse, Le second cantique des cantiques VIII, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques VIII, 2009
51 x 36 cm
Print

$ 374

In time for Christmas
Théo Tobiasse, Venise théâtre d'ombre, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Venise théâtre d'ombre, 1990
51 x 70 x 1 cm
Painting

$ 13,708

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Théo Tobiasse, Jérusalem de miel et de lait, Sculpture

Théo Tobiasse

Jérusalem de miel et de lait, 2002
62 x 51 x 1.5 cm
Sculpture

$ 13,708

In time for Christmas
Théo Tobiasse, Sans titre, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Sans titre, 1990
76 x 56 cm
Print

$ 498

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Théo Tobiasse, Le second cantique des cantiques III, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques III, 2009
36 x 51 cm
Print

$ 374

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Théo Tobiasse, Jérusalem roule dans ma gorge comme un oeuf ivre d'amour, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Jérusalem roule dans ma gorge comme un oeuf ivre d'amour, 1999
96 x 76 x 3 cm
Print

$ 2,243

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Théo Tobiasse, Le promeneur, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Le promeneur, 1970
55 x 46 cm
Painting

$ 13,708

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

Théo Tobiasse

Où sont les chemins que nos justes ont foulées, 1975
81 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$ 39,879

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

Théo Tobiasse

C'est le passé que nous attendons, 1967
116.8 x 99.1 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$ 75,000

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Théo Tobiasse, Lumière d'acrobate, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Lumière d'acrobate, 1981
80 x 73 cm
Print

$ 2,368

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Théo Tobiasse, Histoire de la Reine Esther, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Histoire de la Reine Esther, 1960
81 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$ 56,080

Théo Tobiasse, Le second cantique des cantiques I, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques I, 2009
36 x 51 cm
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Théo Tobiasse, Le second cantique des cantiques, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques, 2009
36 x 51 cm
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Théo Tobiasse, Dame à l'éventail, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Dame à l'éventail, 1990
48 x 49 x 1 cm
Painting

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Théo Tobiasse, Sans titre, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Sans titre, 1995
51 x 36 cm
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Our recommendations Théo Tobiasse, Oiseau magique, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Oiseau magique, 2001
30 x 30 x 3 cm
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Théo Tobiasse, Les chats et la femme nue, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Les chats et la femme nue, 1962
130 x 165 x 3 cm
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Théo Tobiasse, Poème à trois voix au pied de la montagne, Print

Théo Tobiasse

Poème à trois voix au pied de la montagne, 1988
71 x 183 cm
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