Interieur by Andre Minaux

Interieur by Andre Minaux

Regular price $750.00
Intérieur, 1967, Andre Minaux

Andre Minaux (1923-1986) was a famous 20th-century Parisian painter and lithographer. Throughout the 1940s, he was part of a group of artists called the Homme temoin and exhibited in Paris. As his international acclaim slowly grew, he was collected in renowned art museums, including the Tate and MoMA in the 1950s. His art - though focused on simple subjects, such as women, landscapes and still life - were focused on social realism and issues of the time. In 1967, he created La Pilule, a painting of a nude that tackled the then-controversial subject of birth control. He was well-loved for his positive outlook and humorous approach to art that is imbued in his works. He was a prolific artist, creating hundreds of lithographs and paintings during his lifetime.

Intérieur is one of Minaux's more experimental images. At first glance, this is simply an abstract construction of shapes playing off one another to create an aesthetically pleasing space that mimics an interior. However, the title assures us that it is, indeed, a study of a room. The large rectangles of color in pinks, greens and orange might indicate windows or doorways. A table with a large green bowl can be made out at the center with a chair next to it. Such abstractions of houses and still lifes were derived from his interest in how color can not only transform but create an object. These images were inspired by artists, such as Cezanne, who Minaux admired as a young man. 

- Onastasia Youssef
Sheet size: 10.25" x 7.5"

Condition: In excellent condition

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