'Standing Nude' by Louis Latapie (circa 1940s)
'Standing Nude', watercolour on paper, by Louis Latapie (circa 1940s). The painting was most likely completed as the artist was transitioning between his figurative phase to cubism and abstraction. In many ways it bears resemblance to a Picasso-style image in its simplicity, bold curves and lines that are sometimes angular. In sepia tones, it will sit beautifully on any wall at home or in your work space. In good overall condition, newly framed and glazed. Signed 'Latapie' in the lower right hand corner. Upon request a video of the artwork may be provided.
About the Artist: Louis Latapie (1891-1972) was a highly celebrated French artist who enjoyed an international reputation which continues today. The artist was a painter whose work developed from still lifes and female nudes to a powerfully-colored Cubism. By the 1950s, his simplification of forms bordered on abstraction. 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 1971, 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 53 cm / 20.9"
W 36 cm / 14.2"
Dimensions without frame:
H 42 cm / 16.5"
W 25.5 cm / 10"