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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, Venise. La place Saint-Marc, Théo Tobiasse

Venise. La place Saint-Marc

Théo Tobiasse

Painting - 33.5 x 51 x 0.05 cm Painting - 13.2 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$4,270

Print, Une route longue comme un miroir fertile, Théo Tobiasse

Une route longue comme un miroir fertile

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 57 x 38 x 0.2 cm Print - 22.4 x 15 x 0.1 inch

$618

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

C'est le passé que nous attendons

Théo Tobiasse

Painting - 101.6 x 81.3 x 5.1 cm Painting - 40 x 32 x 2 inch

$125,000

Print, Concerto pour la cité des Doges, Théo Tobiasse

Concerto pour la cité des Doges

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 57 x 38 x 0.2 cm Print - 22.4 x 15 x 0.1 inch

$618

Print, La dame au violoncelle, Théo Tobiasse

La dame au violoncelle

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 68 x 68 x 2 cm Print - 26.8 x 26.8 x 0.8 inch

$3,371

Painting, L’horloge et la dame qui pense, Théo Tobiasse

L’horloge et la dame qui pense

Théo Tobiasse

Painting - 50 x 61 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 24 x 1.2 inch

$16,293

Painting, Job sur la Tamise, Théo Tobiasse

Job sur la Tamise

Théo Tobiasse

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$53,936

Painting, La petite fille aux allumettes, Théo Tobiasse

La petite fille aux allumettes

Théo Tobiasse

Painting - 51 x 68 x 5 cm Painting - 20.1 x 26.8 x 2 inch

$39,329

Print, Cantiques des Cantiques, Théo Tobiasse

Cantiques des Cantiques

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 51 x 35 x 0.2 cm Print - 20.1 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch

$427

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques XIV, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques XIV

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques IX, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques IX

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 51 x 35 cm Print - 20.1 x 13.8 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques II, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques II

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques I, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques I

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 44 cm Print - 13.8 x 17.3 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques XVIII, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques XVIII

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 51 x 35 cm Print - 20.1 x 13.8 inch

$449

Painting, Symphonie de fruits, Théo Tobiasse

Symphonie de fruits

Théo Tobiasse

Painting - 50 x 50 x 1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$12,360

Print, Diaspora (ensemble de dix-huit lithographies), Théo Tobiasse

Diaspora (ensemble de dix-huit lithographies)

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 50 x 65 cm Print - 19.7 x 25.6 inch

$9,551

Print, Les plaisirs majestueux, Théo Tobiasse

Les plaisirs majestueux

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 56.5 x 76.5 x 0.3 cm Print - 22.2 x 30.1 x 0.1 inch

$556

Print, Après l'Eden, Théo Tobiasse

Après l'Eden

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 38 x 56 cm Print - 15 x 22 inch

$281

Painting, La belle du cafe à deux sous, Théo Tobiasse

La belle du cafe à deux sous

Théo Tobiasse

Painting - 50 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$35,958

Print, Un Homme raconte les matins lointains de sa famille, ca, Théo Tobiasse

Un Homme raconte les matins lointains de sa famille, ca

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 56 x 76 x 0.2 cm Print - 22 x 29.9 x 0.1 inch

$618

Print, Terre Des Amants, ca., Théo Tobiasse

Terre Des Amants, ca.

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 21.5 x 30 x 0.2 cm Print - 8.5 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

$562 $506

Print, L'enfant de David, ca, Théo Tobiasse

L'enfant de David, ca

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 21 x 25.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 8.3 x 10 x 0.1 inch

$562 $506

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques XVI, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques XVI

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques XI, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques XI

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 50 x 35 cm Print - 19.7 x 13.8 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques VI, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques VI

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 51 x 35 cm Print - 20.1 x 13.8 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques IV, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques IV

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 inch

$449

Print, Cantiques des Cantiques, Théo Tobiasse

Cantiques des Cantiques

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 x 0.2 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 x 0.1 inch

$427

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques XVII, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques XVII

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques XV, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques XV

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques XIII, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques XIII

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 51 x 35 cm Print - 20.1 x 13.8 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques X, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques X

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 inch

$449

Print, Le Cantique des Cantiques III, Théo Tobiasse

Le Cantique des Cantiques III

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 inch

$449

Print, Cantiques des Cantiques, Théo Tobiasse

Cantiques des Cantiques

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 x 0.2 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 x 0.1 inch

$427

Print, Cantiques des Cantiques, Théo Tobiasse

Cantiques des Cantiques

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 x 0.2 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 x 0.1 inch

$427

Print, Cantiques des Cantiques, Théo Tobiasse

Cantiques des Cantiques

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 x 0.2 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 x 0.1 inch

$427

Print, Cantiques des Cantiques, Théo Tobiasse

Cantiques des Cantiques

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 51 x 35 x 0.2 cm Print - 20.1 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch

$427

Print, Le second cantique des cantiques VIII, Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques VIII

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 51 x 36 cm Print - 20.1 x 14.2 inch

$337

Print, Le second cantique des cantiques III, Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques III

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 36 x 51 cm Print - 14.2 x 20.1 inch

$337

Print, C'était au temps d'Abraham, Théo Tobiasse

C'était au temps d'Abraham

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 57 x 38 x 0.2 cm Print - 22.4 x 15 x 0.1 inch

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Print, L'enfance du Roi Salomon, Théo Tobiasse

L'enfance du Roi Salomon

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 57 x 38 x 0.2 cm Print - 22.4 x 15 x 0.1 inch

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Print, La source, Théo Tobiasse

La source

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 57 x 38 x 0.2 cm Print - 22.4 x 15 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Danse onirique pour homme seul, Théo Tobiasse

Danse onirique pour homme seul

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 57 x 38 x 0.2 cm Print - 22.4 x 15 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Romeo et Juliette, ca, Théo Tobiasse

Romeo et Juliette, ca

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 50 x 66 x 0.2 cm Print - 19.7 x 26 x 0.1 inch

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Painting, Les chats et la femme nue, Théo Tobiasse

Les chats et la femme nue

Théo Tobiasse

Painting - 130 x 165 x 3 cm Painting - 51.2 x 65 x 1.2 inch

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

Poème à trois voix au pied de la montagne

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 71 x 183 cm Print - 28 x 72 inch

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Sculpture, L’œil dans l’oiseau, Théo Tobiasse

L’œil dans l’oiseau

Théo Tobiasse

Sculpture - 58.5 x 47 x 14.5 cm Sculpture - 23 x 18.5 x 5.7 inch

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

Jérusalem roule dans ma gorge comme un oeuf ivre d'amour

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 96 x 76 x 3 cm Print - 37.8 x 29.9 x 1.2 inch

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Print, Cantiques des Cantiques, Théo Tobiasse

Cantiques des Cantiques

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 35 x 51 x 0.2 cm Print - 13.8 x 20.1 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Cantiques des Cantiques, Théo Tobiasse

Cantiques des Cantiques

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 51 x 35 x 0.2 cm Print - 20.1 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Sans titre, Théo Tobiasse

Sans titre

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 51 x 36 cm Print - 20.1 x 14.2 inch

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Print, Sans titre, Théo Tobiasse

Sans titre

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 76 x 56 cm Print - 29.9 x 22 inch

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Print, Le second cantique des cantiques I, Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques I

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 36 x 51 cm Print - 14.2 x 20.1 inch

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Print, Le second cantique des cantiques, Théo Tobiasse

Le second cantique des cantiques

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 36 x 51 cm Print - 14.2 x 20.1 inch

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Print, La musique des carrefours, Théo Tobiasse

La musique des carrefours

Théo Tobiasse

Print - 76.5 x 56.5 x 0.3 cm Print - 30.1 x 22.2 x 0.1 inch

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What is Théo Tobiasse’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Naïve Artists

When was Théo Tobiasse born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1927