'Portrait of Marianne' by Edgar Stoëbel (circa 1960s)
'Portrait of Marianne', oil on board, by Edgar Stoëbel (circa 1960s). 'Marianne' has been the national personification of the French Republic since the French Revolution, as a personification of liberty, equality, fraternity and reason and a portrayal of the Goddess of Liberty. Her profile stands out on the official government logo of the country, appears on French Euro coins and on French postage stamps. She is ubiquitous in other words. And, she appears here as well in this wonderfully colourful abstract portrait by the artist, Stoëbel. Behind Marianne in the depiction is the French tri-colour as well as another symbol of the country, the Coq or Rooster. Irrespective of the French narrative, this portrait stands out as one of this fascinating artist's best works of art. In fair-to-good overall condition, newly framed with a French-style linen slip and signed by the artist. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: The French artist Edgar Stoëbel (1909–2001), real name René Teboul Yechoua, was born in Algeria in 1909, and died in Paris in 2001. Stoëbel was the pseudonym he used as a painter. From a very young age, he was attracted to music and graphic art, and these two art forms were closely linked throughout his life. As a soldier in WWII, he drew scenes of daily life throughout the Italy campaign, and began producing imaginary drawings that prefigured his own style created in 1960, which he christened 'Figurasynthese'. "Figurasynthese is the image one makes of an object, not the object in the form in which it appears to us: it is subjectivised and represents an unreal form in every way. The relationship between the forms is what makes the Figurasynthese.” Stoëbel’s painting in the 1960s was part of the post-war concrete abstract movement, or concrete art, also known as Constructive Art. The artist's works are found in museums and personal collections throughout the world.
Dimensions with frame:
H 62 cm / 24.4"
W 62 cm / 24.4"
Dimensions without frame:
H 49 cm / 19.3"
W 49 cm / 19.3"