Village by Geer van Velde
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Geer van Velde

Village 1925 - 1928

CanvasPaintOil paint
45 ⨯ 66 cm
€ 32.500

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Provenance: Galerie d'Eendt, Amsterdam; private collection The Netherlands.

Literature: Erik Slagter, 'Geer van Velde en het licht', Zwolle 1998, pag. 40 (colour image); Rainer Michael Mason, Sylvie Ramond, 'Bram et Geer van Velde. Deux peintres, un nom', Paris 2010, pag. 47, cat.nr. 32 (colour image) en pag. 294. afb. 7 (in colour).

Geer van Velde belongs to the pre-eminent artists of the post-war École de Paris. Originally a house painter, he joined his brother Bram in Paris in 1925 to develop his artistic talent further. At first he made figurative-expressionist work. However, especially after his move to the South of France in 1938, he found his own style, influenced by the Mediterranean light: reality pared down to vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines and filled-in areas of colour. In this, the depiction of a pale, filtered light played a major role. Until 1940 figures and objects were still recognisable in his work.

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Geer van Velde belongs to the pre-eminent artists of the post-war École de Paris. Originally Geer van Velde was a house painter.

France

Geer joined his brother Bram in Paris in 1925 to develop his artistic talent further. At first, he made figurative-expressionist work. However, especially after his move to the South of France in 1938, he found his own style, influenced by the Mediterranean light: reality pared down to vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines and filled-in areas of colour. In this, the depiction of a pale, filtered light played a major role. Until 1940 figures and objects were still recognisable in his work. He died in France in 1977.