Gazette Drouot logo print
Lot n° 20

ANSELME BOIX-VIVES (France, 1899-1969) THE LOVERS Gouache...

Estimate :
Subscribers only

ANSELME BOIX-VIVES (France, 1899-1969) THE LOVERS Gouache on Isorel Gouache on masonite 71.5 X 98 CM - 28 1/8 X 38 5/8 IN. Mr. Jean-Dominique Jacquemond has confirmed the authenticity of this work. A certificate of authenticity dated January 22, 2024 will be given to the buyer. PROVENANCE Galerie Schloß Remseck, Ludwigsburg. Private collection, Germany. "At first, Boix-Vives favored gouache, a technique that seemed less intimidating than oil and which he immediately mastered, following the advice of his son Michel, but treating it in a very personal way, as Jean-Pierre Bouvet points out in his preface to the retrospective held at the Musée de Laval in 1971, "The colors, in flat tints, are brought down by glazes, a paradox for gouaches but giving this particular distinction to the mood of the painting...". Using bright colors straight from the tube, the subjects, often centered, are as if immobilized in a more or less tightly meshed net, covering the entire painted surface. Human or animal life immobilized in this colored trap." Jean-Dominique Jacquemond, Anselme Boix-Vives, cat. exp. exhibition, Paris: Centre Vendôme pour les arts plastiques/La Différence ,1990, p. 15.