Saturday, February 14, 2009

Raymond Legueult

The Blue Dress, 1952.

French painter, born in 1898 in Paris, died in 1971. He belonged to the group, 'Painters of Poetic Reality' - inspired by the desire to preserve the direct inspiration of nature filtered through his individual personality. His paintings are reminiscent of Oriental painting. His figures seem to dilute themselves in a magical world where everything has an equal density and , as in Bonnard's canvases, one has the impression of confusion, but little by little details appear to recompose the forms and thus to give to the poetry the added value of a secret language. (Samuelson, Kaplan, Hart and Marchutz)

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