'Portrait of a Woman in Red Dress' by Louis Latapie (circa 1930s)
'Portrait of a Woman in Red Dress', oil on canvas, by Louis Latapie (circa 1930s). During the 1930s, Latapie painted thoughtful figurative works, mostly portraits and landscapes. Although this beautiful subject remains nameless, the artist had several portraits of blonde-haired women wearing striking red dresses. In the 1950s these tended more towards abstraction. The model posing for this particular portrait seems confidently spirited with intense blue eyes. At the same time she is content and comfortable having her portrait painted. Behind her is wallpaper with diamond shapes in a vertical pattern, somewhat reminiscent of Matisse's portraits with colourfully patterned walls in the South of France. The artwork is in good overall condition in a tray frame. It is signed by the artist in the lower left hand corner. Upon request a video of the piece may be provided. This gallery has several paintings by Latapie. Please feel free to enquire about any of them on this platform.
About the Artist: Louis Latapie (1891 - 1972) was a highly celebrated artist who enjoyed an international reputation which continues today. During his long career he exhibited regularly at the major Paris Salons, including the Salon des Indépendants, the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Tuileries. He had numerous individual and group exhibitions including Art et Résistance Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris in 1946. On his death in 1972, he was honoured, like Braque and Picasso, with a major retrospective at the Palais des Papes in Avignon. Further comprehensive retrospectives of his work were held in 1988 at the Musée Rapin and the Musée des Augustins. Appearing in numerous exhibitions and sold in the major auction houses, his works can be found today in the collections of museums worldwide including the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, (Paris); Musée d’Art Moderne, (Paris); Musée d’Art Moderne (Geneva); and the city museums of Toulouse, Avignon and Poitiers.
“Is this my fault? That in one deep breath, I inhale cubism and exhale fauvism.”
- Louis Latapie, in Louis Latapie , Musées de Sens, 2006 (p. 43)
Dimensions with frame:
H 33.5 cm / 13.2"
W 28 cm / 11"
Dimensions without frame:
H 28 cm / 11"
W 23 cm / 9.1"