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The Washing Line: Laundry In The South Of France: French Colourist Oil Painting, 1960 Saint Tropez Artist, Circle Of Picasso And Boris Vian


£540 | $716 USD | €618 EUR
Item Number: SA837662
Date of manufacture: 1960
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Skippings Fine Arts
This antique has been viewed 35 times in the past month with the most views from France.


An uplifting, sun drenched scene the South of France by Dany Lartgue (1921-)
The son of photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue, Dany was brought up between Paris and Saint Tropez, which was still a fisherman’s village at the time. Although as an artist Dany worked from Montmartre studio, the Cote d’Azur of his childhood remained his spiritual home, and he returned there often. In Saint Tropez, now fashionable, be would meet his friends Juliette Greco, Pablo Picasso, and Boris Vian.
Dany Lartigue’s art is down-to earth and irresistibly poetic at the same time. The artist’s sunny nature and zest for life shine through in the work presented here, in its mediterranean colours, straightforwardness of draughtsmanship – and, to my mind, even in his handwriting, which you will see on the verso of the canvas! In this lovely domestic scene, you most likely meet Jeanine, Dany’s wife.
Dany Lartigue’s exhibited extensively. Internationally he had one man shows with Waddington Galleries in Dublin and Montreal, with the British Council in London, as well as in Japan and in Germany. In France, he had one man shows at the mythical Galerie Maeght, where he also showed his work as part of the the group "Les Mains éblouies", which counted Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder and Antoni Tapies as members. He moreover exhibited at the Galerie Drouant-David (who at the same time also had the young Bernard Buffet under contract!), and at other prestigious galleries in Paris, Toulon and Saint Tropez. It is in Saint Tropez that the Dany Lartigue Museum (called “Butterfly House”) is located.
Our oil on canvas measures 38 x 46 cm and is signed at the upper right. The painting is signed again on the verso, dated April 1960, situated Toulon, and titled "bord de mer'.
The overall size including a wood carved frame are 50 x 59 cm.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1960.


Height = 38 cm (15.0")
Width = 46 cm (18.1")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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