'Inseparable' by T. Aubry (French School circa 1950s - 60s)
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'Inseparable', oil on board, by T. Aubry (French School circa 1950s - 60s). Aristotle said, "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies", as seems the case in this abstract portrait. Like so many well known inseparable couples, Antony and Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and of course, Romeo and Juliet, the artist depicts a twosome who complete each other when together. Bold lines, simple geometric shapes and unfinished detail hint at the complexity of their lives and love. The question really is, are they inseparable or, as the painting may suggest, are they separating? The artwork is in fair vintage condition commensurate with age. There is some minor blemishing on the work however, the overall effect is not diminished. Signed: 'T. Aubry' in lower left hand corner. Please see all of the accompanying photos to appreciate the aesthetics and condition of the painting. Upon request a video will be provided.
About the Artist: Our gallery has access to a cache of paintings from the 1940s to the 1970s attributed to an art collective whose traces start with Germany. Berlin to start, but also Dresden, along the Saale, Weimar, Brera in Milan and Brussels. From the post-war period and onwards, they hosted young people who experimented with different painting techniques with exceptionally creative results. Over the years, dedicated art-seekers managed to unearth a treasure trove of these works from forgotten repositories. Once examined, the paintings were presented first to the Italian art market and then beyond, to art lovers in Europe and the United States.
When beautiful art is timeless and the search for it fires a passion, the thought-provoking works of even 'invisible' artists can’t help but be uncovered. Quietly, but surely, word of mouth scattered the news of the existence of these found artworks: cubist, expressionist, futurist and avant-garde. To label these pieces doesn’t do them justice truly, but to call them studies, sketches, experiments or simply, creations, would be more accurate.
It is interesting to note the artworks were very often unsigned (not this one), but often as not, initialled or monogrammed. Using known masterpieces as reference, their mentors suggested a particular style with which to experiment. Each experiment was extraordinary and therein lies the interest in these works.
Today, the artists’ creations hang on the walls of well-informed art collectors in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Miami and Los Angeles. Galleries scramble to acquire the works having recognised the outstanding potential in the international art markets for these pieces of such fascinating origins.
Dimensions with frame:
W 43 cm / 16.9"
H 38 cm / 15.0"
Dimensions without frame:
W 29.5 cm / 11.6"
H 24.5 cm / 9.6"