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Serge Poliakoff Composition abstraite, 1951

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Serge Poliakoff, Composition abstraite
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About the work
  • Medium

    Painting : gouache

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    17.7 x 23.2 inch

  • Support

    Painting on paper

  • Framing

    Golden wood frame with museum glass

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    24.4 x 29.6 inch

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    The life of Serge Poliakoff (1900-1969) is linked to the tormented history of Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. Born in 1900, into a large and happy family, his life as a young man was turned upside down when his father died in the First World War in 1917. He then fled to Constantinople and then across Europe. To earn a living, he is a guitarist. At the beginning of the 1920s, he arrived in Paris, which he made his city of heart. He then studied mechanics, then decided in 1929 to devote himself to painting, while continuing music, to meet his needs. With constancy, he pursues his pictorial research and manages to find a path of his own.
    There is a common thread between music and painting in Serge Poliakoff: harmony: a notion both musical and pictorial, of concord between the different parts of a whole. Serge Poliakoff is not the inventor of the abstraction that was born when he was a child. But he seized upon this pictorial modernity like no one before him: in Poliakoff's paintings there is a balance of shapes and colors, a geometric rigor, without drought.
    In this gouache, there is a controlled tension between the forms on the one hand and the colors on the other. None take over, as if everything was composed at the same time, like the famous cut-out gouaches of Matisse, except that Poliakoff does not cut his shapes directly in the colors but creates them, like the old masters. He invents his colors, their rendering, their texture, their luminosity. The colors are not laid flat, they are superimposed and reveal the underlying colored layers, in a subtle play of materials.

    Catalog: 51-17
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Serge Poliakoff

Russian Federation Born in: 1906 Masterpieces

Serge Poliakoff is a Russian painter recognized worldwide, born in 1900.

His first contact with art occurred during his attendance to the School of Design of Moscow. At age 18, he decided to leave Russia and lived in several European capitals, Berlin, Vienna before finally settling in Paris.

Serge Poliakoff is recognized as one of the most active and most influential painters of his generation, he is close to several other Parisian artists and stylists such as Arman and Yves Saint-Laurent. His painting, intensively abstract perturb the codes of art.

Today a world famous artist; Serge Poliakoff's work can be found among the greatest private and public collections, including several museums in Europe and the United States. His success started in 1962 after he had the opportunity to exhibit his work at the Venice Biennale.

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