Raymond Trameau (1897-1976), Harlequin and Horse, Oil on Wooden Board.

Raymond Trameau (France, 20th Century)

Raymond Trameau (1897-1976), Harlequin and Horse, Oil on Wooden Board.
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Raymond Trameau (1897-1976), Harlequin and Horse, Oil on Wooden Board.

Trameau uses a bold palette of radiant colors that create a vibrant energy in his composition, while flattening figures and forms against the picture surface of the canvas. The painting emanates a rhythmic pulse that derives from his bold tonal contrasts, and his vigorous brushwork and gestural style add movement and intensity to the overall pictorial surface.
The subject of the harlequin and horse is a Spanish theme that was treated extensively by Picasso and other Iberian painters during the early part of the XXth century.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 27 in | WIDTH: 19½ in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 22½ in | WIDTH: 14½ in

Origin France
Category Oils
Circa1935
Period 20th Century
ConditionExcellent

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CONDITION: The work is painted on a thick wooden board and framed in a black modernist frame. Initialed lower right.r

THB REF: 8205133174

Commentary

"Trameau started painting as of 1914 at the School of Applied and Decorative Arts in Paris, experimenting in various media, including enamel, clay, plaster and oil. He decided to focus exclusively on painting in 1920, and was accepted into the Ateliers d’Art in Paris.
His figurative compositions were exhibited with great success between the two world wars, in galleries and major exhibitions in Paris as well as abroad. He was a regular contributor the Salon des Independants, and showed with a group of artists called Musicalistes (like Kandinsky, they sought to reveal the relationship between color and its expressive musicality).
Trameau’s painting became more abstract as of 1947, and he would transpose his non-figurative compositions onto enamel and cloisonné, using the techniques he learned from the Renaissance masters. His works were highly successful among members of the French bourgeoisie, as he continued to experiment with different venues for his artistic output.
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