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Leon Spilliaert

Belgium (1881 -  1946 ) Wikipedia® : Leon Spilliaert
SPILLIAERT Leon  Le Hangar Du Dirigeable

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Leon Spilliaert - Les Lapins

Leon Spilliaert - Les Lapins

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Lot number: 356
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Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946) Les lapins Fusain et crayon sur papier. Signé en bas à droite. H_49,5 cm L_49,5 cm Provenance: collection Hugo Puylaert, Zandhoven. Expositions: - Léon Spilliaert, Stedelijk Museum, Diksmuide,1990. - Léon Spilliaert, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Oostende,1996. - Paleis Lange Voorhout, Den Haag, 1996, cat. 100 ill. kl. - Grafiek van Léon Spilliaert, Jakob Smitsmuseum, Mol, 1999 02.07- 15.08.1999, cat. 35. Bibliographie: Anne Adriaens-Pannier, Norbert Hostyn, Spilliaert, éd. ludion. Flammarion, 1996, p.149, reproduit
Leon Spilliaert - Jeune Fille Accoudée Au Bastingage, Face Au Port

Leon Spilliaert - Jeune Fille Accoudée Au Bastingage, Face Au Port

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Lot number: 328
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JEUNE FILLE ACCOUDÉE AU BASTINGAGE, FACE AU PORT 1881 - 1946 signed L. Spilliaert (lower right), dated S 1909 (upper right) pastel, wax crayons, gouache, brush and ink and black crayon on paper 55,3 x 72 cm; 21 3/4 x 28 3/8 in. Executed in 1909. Emilien-Mathieu de Albytre, Liege (acquired circa 1925-30) Private Collection, Saint-Cloud (by descent from the above and sold: Sotheby's, London, June 21, 2005, lot 145) Private collection, France Acquired from the above by the present owner
Leon Spilliaert - Madeleine Sitting On A Couch

Leon Spilliaert - Madeleine Sitting On A Couch

Original 1920
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Lot number: 141
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Léon Spilliaert (Belgium / 1881 - 1946) Madeleine Sitting on a Couch (1920) India ink, lavis, watercolour and pencil on paper - Certificate on the reverse by Madeleine Spilliaert, the artist's daughter - 75 x 53 cm Literature To be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné in preparation by Mrs. Anne Adriaens-Pannier
Leon Spilliaert -  Le Hangar Du Dirigeable

Leon Spilliaert - Le Hangar Du Dirigeable

Original 1910
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Lot number: 202
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Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946) Le hangar du dirigeable signed and dated 'L.Spilliaert 10' (upper left) gouache, watercolour and pastel on paper 25 ¾ x 19 ¾ in. (65.2 x 50.2 cm.) Executed in 1910 This work will be included in the forthcoming Spilliaert catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Anne Adriaens-Pannier. Executed in 1910, Le hangar du dirigeable belongs to a series whose inspiration arises from Robert Goldschmidt's astonishing dirigible balloon, the Belgique. In 1908, the scientist, passionate aviation pioneer and close friend of Spilliaert, began to work on plans for the construction of Belgium's first zeppelin, the Belgique's whose voyage was in June 1909. After twenty-three successful flights this zeppelin was deflated and Goldschmidt built a successor, the Belgique II, 65 meters long and 11 meters wide, launched a year later. Goldschmidt initially asked Spilliaert to depict the test flights of his zeppelin in an artistic manner. Spilliart subsequently executed a series of works depicting the Belgique II, both in flight and moored in its hangar. Some paintings show the yellow zeppelin high in the sky, reduced to a little dot, others its full glory over the entire width of the sheet. The present lot, like other works from this celebrated series, depict the airship's hangar, whose almost surreal dimensions seem to have had a particular appeal for Spilliaert. Here, his cropping of the picture plane heightens the almost abstract nature of the composition, and imbues it with mystery. Set in a deserted, misty countryside, the hangar, extracted from its habitual context, infuses the image with an aura of mystery, typical of Spilliaert's best landscapes.
Leon Spilliaert -  Nude Holding A Cup

Leon Spilliaert - Nude Holding A Cup

Original 1910
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Lot number: 239
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Leon Spilliaert (1881-1946) Nude holding a cup Leon Spilliaert (1881-1946) Nude holding a cup signed and dated 'L. Spilliaert 1910' (lower left) pastel, wax crayons, watercolour and ink on paper 65 x 50.5 cm. Executed in 1910. Léon Spilliaert was born and raised in the Belgian coastal city Ostend. Although this city is particularly known for its beach and recreating sunbathers, Spilliaert was mainly inspired by the silent and dark nights and the most abandoned places of the city. Also the female bathers, often naked, became one of Spilliaert's favourite subjects. Both of these motifs can be found in the present lot, Nude holding a cup. The woman seems to be handing the cup to someone, but it\\\’s unclear to whom. It evokes the spectator to use his imagination. The naked female figure as a symbol, reaching towards the imperceptible of the mysterious world she\\\’s located in. The theme of the naked woman with a cup occurs several times in Spilliaert's oeuvre. Often he depicts the female figure in black with a corresponding dark background. Therefore it is remarkable that for the present lot Spilliaert mostly used bright colours. It shows the influence of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, whom Spilliaert admired around 1910.
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