The final collegial exhibition of 2020 offers an impressive range of artworks from all historical periods and from across the world, offering the visitor a museum in miniature.
Alix Aymé (1894-1989), Nus au bouquet de lys blancs (Nudes with a Bouquet of Lilies), c. 1935, oil on canvas, 70 x 90 cm (approx. 27.5 x 35.4 in), Lynda Trouvé auction house.
The auction houses of the Drouot are highlighting their most exciting offerings of the season in Oeuvres Choisies , on view in Gallery 7 until December 17. In terms of historical depth, the show reaches back to the Ancient Near East, with a roaring lion’s head in solid lapis lazuli (9 th -7 th century BCE), whose bared fangs capture the threat posed by natural forces that could only be quelled by the priest-king. Of particular historical interest is a recently rediscovered Théodore Géricault oil of a bulldog (c. 1820), a subject treated extensively by the artist across varied media, and which will be included in the catalogue raisonné of his paintings currently under preparation.
Domenico Gnoli (1933-1970), Le Canapé Bleu ( Blue Sofa ), 1964, acrylic and sand on canvas, 97 x 147 cm (approx. 37 x 57. 87 in), Auction Art Rémy Le Fur & Associés auction house.…
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