Ivan_Puni
Ivan ou Iwan PUNI dit Jean Albert POUGNY (1894-1956)
Whist, vers 1915/1916
Huile sur toile
Signée en bas à droite
72 x 64 cm
28 3/8 x 25 3/16 in
Estimation : € 180 000-250 000


PRESS RELEASE

[Lundi 7 février]

MODERN ART
Paris-Europe Centrale-Paris

Jeudi 31 mars à l'Espace Tajan


Tajan is proud to present the upcoming Modern Art auction on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Espace Tajan. In addition to two exceptional sculptures by Auguste Rodin, we are proud to present paintings and sculptures of the highest quality by greats such as Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Emile Bernard, Germaine Richier, Emile Antoine Bourdelle, Ion Tuculescu, Serge Charchoune, Eugène Montezin, Edouard Cortes, Henri Lebasque, Marie Laurencin, Paul Signac, Georges Rouault, Charles Camoin, Henri Martin, André Derain, Pablo Picasso, André Dunoyer de Segonzac, Léopold Survage, Cherubino Pata, Louis Valtat…




 

 

 

 

 

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)
Faunesse à genoux,1884
Épreuve en bronze à patine brun vert
Signée "A. Rodin" sur la droite de la base.
Fonte ancienne de "Georges Rudier Fondeur Paris", 1963
"© by musée Rodin 1963"
Haut : 53.6 cm, Long : 29.4 cm, Prof : 22.5 cm
Estimation : 180 000/250 000 €

 



We will also be presenting on this occasion a stunning collection of Russian paintings, notably works by Natalia Gontcharova:

« Russian cubo-futurism »


In 1913 the third exposition of the Golden Fleece is entirely devoted to Russian craftsmanship and paintings by Muscovite artists.

Natalia Gontcharova explores a greater expressivity by drawing on popular tradition, children’s drawings, village scenes, the subjects of popular imagery, for the work titled “Le Parc en Hiver”, created circa 1909. The simplicity of line and color highlight the vigor of primal creativity. The influence of Italian Futurism can already be felt in Russia at the same time as French Cubism. Natalia Gontcharova finds inspiration for her work La Trotinette at the intersection of these two movements. It is at this time that Natalia and her companion Mikail Larionov experiment with a new visual vocabulary, developing a new style: “Rayonnism”.

The artist shows a factory worker on a cycle. We see the same desire to resort to a modern subject, the use of telephone numbers and industrial lettering in the background. The horizon lines and superimposing images suggest a trajectory, the movement of a man on his machine. The style of this work is a rare example of Russian Cubo-Futurism.



 

 

 

 

 

Natalia Gontcharova (1881 - 1962)    
La trottinette    
Oil on canvas.
Signed at bottom left.
80 x 99 cm
Estimate :
800 000-1 000 000 €



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalia Gontcharova (1881 - 1962)
« Le Parc en Hiver », 1909
Oil on canvas.
Signed at bottom right.
56 x 67,2 cm
Estimate : 400 000 €-600 000 €

 

 

 

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