La Toilette, by Marcel Cosson (1878-1956). Oil on Canvas

Marcel Cosson (France, 20th Century)

La Toilette, by Marcel Cosson (1878-1956).  Oil on Canvas
17 East 80 St - #5
New York, NY, 10075
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La Toilette, by Marcel Cosson (1878-1956). Oil on Canvas


Cosson was a regular guest at Gertrude's Stein's salon in Paris between the two world wars, and rubbed shoulders with his fellow painters Manguin, Matisse, Picasso and Camoin. Women in front of their vanities were a favorite subject matter among artists, for it transmitted a certain intimacy as well as the inner thoughts of the sitter. Cosson weaves a wonderful tapestry of color, texture and patterns into his composition, highlighted by indirect light coming in from the window which adds transparency and radiance to the pictorial surface. Cosson has studied the intricate juxtapositions of color and form from the works of Vuillard and his fellow Nabis artists, and integrated them into composition that exudes the light and immaterial freshness of the artist's chromatic sense. Signed lower right.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 37 in | WIDTH: 30 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 28 in | WIDTH: 21 in

Origin France
Category Oils
Period 20th Century
Style Unspecified

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CONDITION: Framed in a French gold gilt carved frame

THB REF: 4872916537


"Marcel Cosson achieved considerable success exhibiting his artwork first at the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris (receiving honorable mention in 1901 and 1911), and later at the Salon des Tuileries and the prestigious Societe des Beaux Arts in Paris.1878-1956
Jean-Louis-Marcel Cosson was born in Bordeaux in 1878. He was a member of the Sociétaire des Artistes Francais. He excelled in his scenes of dancers, theater, bars, interiors and also floral arrangements.
Throughout his career, Cosson was fascinated by the theater., and his oeuvre is filled with images of backstage, the wings, Opera foyers, dance classes and ballerinas. His canvases sparkle with the light of footlights reflecting off the tutus of dancers and the elegant costumes of theater goers.
He is a post Impressionist in style and in form, and painted in a variety of mediums including oils, gouache, watercolor and drawings. He was awarded numerous prizes in Paris, Versailles, Lucerne and Milan."