André MARE (1885-1932): Exceptional and rare big oil on canvas, signed, 1925

 

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André MARE (1885-1932) : Exceptional and rare big oil on canvas, nude standing woman and her white mare. Signed on the bottom right 'and: mare' and dated '(19)25'. Newly framed with a beautiful solid silvered wood frame.

1925

Canvas : 111 x 90 cm - 43 3/4 x 35 1/2 in
Frame : 119 x 98 cm - 46 7/8 x 38 5/8 in

History

Provenience: Private collection Zürich Switzerland

Bibliography

CAMARD & Associés: Sculptures - Tableaux modernes. Paris, Drouot, lundi 10 décembre 2007. No22 'Poneys', 1925, 82 x 101 cm - 32 1/4 x 39 3/4 in. Estimation 30/40,000 euros.
BOISSEAU-POMEZ: Succession Pierre Lévy. Troyes, 2, 3 et 4 février 2007. No837 'Polo players', 1925, 74 x 101 cm, sold for 35,000 euros. No836 'Le Haras du Pin', 1924, 81 x 100 cm, sold for 14,000 euros.
André MARE, aux sources du cubisme et de l'art-déco. Alençon. Musée des Beaux-Arts. 2005.
BENEZIT: Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Paris. Gründ. 1999. Vol.9, p.202a s.n. Andre MARE.

André MARE (1885-1932) Andre MARE (1885-1932):
Andre MARE was an artist, and studied at the Academie Julian, Louis SUE also trained as a painter, but turned to interior design as early as 1905.
The lack of design or craft training led both SUE and MARE to be grouped with the Coloristes in Paris before the First World War.
MARE was involved with DUCHAMP VILLON's Maison Cubiste in 1912, while SUE worked with Paul POIRET until the founding of Atelier Martine in 1912.
As a soldier in the French Army in World War I, MARE led the development of military camouflage, painting artillery using Cubism techniques to deceive the eye. He authored the book "Cubism and Camouflage, 1914-1918". MARE sketched and painted scenes based on his experiences in World War I.
In 1912, SUE set up his own decorating firm, L' Atelier Français, and began his association with MARE in 1914. This association became a partnership in 1919 with the foundation of "La Compagnie des Arts Français" which lasted until 1928. SUE and MARE worked across the spectrum of the decorative arts from wallpapers to furniture. Their furniture used exotic woods and was clearly inspired by traditional French styles.
As a painter and interior designer after the war, MARE combined his talents with the skills of architect Louis SUE and became a leader in the art deco movement of the early 20th century. At the 1925 Paris Exposition their pavilion, Un Musee d'Art Contemporian, rivaled Ruhlmann's and the firm also exhibited furniture in the Ambassade Francaise and the Perfums d'Orsay boutique among other pavilions.
The partnership ended in 1928 and SUE continued to work in France throughout the 1930s.
MARE came back to painting, especially landscapes from Normandy. Some of his works include: American Troops Marching Through the Arch of Triumph, 1930, and The Funeral of Marshall Foch, 1931.

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