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Pierre Trofimoff
The House Of Mme Pomet, Oil on Canvas

1964

$2,500

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Oil on canvas by Pierre Trofimoff (1925-1996), France, 1964. The house of Mme Pomet. Another version of Madame Pomet's house, very similar to the one and titled alike, is in the book "Trofimoff" by Jacqueline de Grandmaison, Editions Vision on the Arts, Béziers, 1978, page 85, full-color B & W illustration. Measurements : with frame: 68.6x79.5 cm - 27x31.3 inches, without frame: 50x61 cm - 19.7x24 inches, format 12F. Signed "Trofimoff" and dated "64". Titled on the back (see photos). "The house of Madame Pomet testifies to a certain relationship with Mathieu Verdilhan. No mystery: Trofimoff feels the same attraction as Verdilhan for the robustness, the purification of forms, the richness of the material" ( (Jacqueline de Grandmaison) About Pierre Trofimoff : Pierre Trofimoff was born October 20, 1925 in Marseille in a very traditional bourgeois family, distant Polish origin. Very early, he declares a desire to become a painter. At 10, he entered the Melizan Institute in Marseille. His teenage vacation, he spent them in the house of his grandmother in Revest-les-Eaux near Toulon. In the countryside, he observes many artists drawing or painting on the motif, like the painter Eugène Baboulène and the sculptor Dionisi. Later, he will meet on the same place the engraver Decaris. Little encouraged by his family in his vocation, he was denied entry to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseille. However, he will go there as a free listener every Thursday It's the war. He is an inveterate museum-goer and deprives himself of cinema to buy books of Art. He likes Puget, Loubon, Delacroix, Courbet. Later Van Gogh, Soutine, Modigliani, Leprin, Pascin, Marquet, Dufu, Braque and Verdilhan by which he will be influenced. At the end of the war, Trofimoff works as a leather and hides broker. But simultaneously, he works his painting. He paints a lot in the company of Pierre Gontard and often goes to Meiffren's studio, cours Estienne d'Orves. There, the poet Boissin, the painters Jammes, Helene Martin and the actors of the troupe of the Galion d'Or meet. Trofimoff also meets Louis Pons, Raffaelli, Pierre Ambrogiani and Antoine Ferrari. But above all, he gets in touch with the art critic and poet Alex Toursky. He also likes Kundera. In 1950, he organized with Jean Arène, the first Salon of the under thirty years. Participate, among others, Arena, Trabuc, Fabre and Soichot. This event leads to invitations to selections of young painting in Nice and Menton. Trofimoff is exhibited in galleries in Marseille, Toulon, Avignon, ... The bourgeois patrons of the time are interested in his work and acquire his works. Criticism supports him and his friends. " Despite his lack of publicity concern, Trofimoff was exhibited during his lifetime in Paris, Nice, Avignon, the Biennial of Menton, the museum of Toulon, in many galleries of Provence, but also in the United States. In Japan, in Osaka and Kobe " From his hikes in the Toulon countryside, Trofimoff has retained the taste of the motive. At his parents' home, rue Combalat, he spends hours behind a window. He then painted those windows that were "his scales". He also paints the streets, the houses, the Estrangin Square under the snow. He is 23 and 24 years old. His painting is very gray, very dark. He uses prussian blue, scorched Sienna, yellow ocher ... His desire for construction is evident from this early period. As well as his need to make the most of the same theme: windows, streets, railway stations. Then comes the series of interiors: doors, corridors, dining rooms. His painting becomes intimate, but remains dark. Technically, these paintings are very drawn, very built, with many verticals. The chromaticism is characterized by whites, beautiful grays, blacks and browns. Trofimoff escapes from these houses and streets to paint the Old Port, the landscapes of Allauch, Aubagne, and the Revest countryside where he often returns.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Trofimoff (1925 - 1996)
  • Creation Year
    1964
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.01 in. (68.6 cm)Width: 31.3 in. (79.5 cm)Depth: 2.37 in. (6 cm)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Saint Amans des cots, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU108828810332

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