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Emilio Grau Sala
"Marée Basse" Honfleur 1963, 20th Oil on Canvas by Spanish Artist, E. Grau Sala

1963

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EMILIO GRAU SALA Spanish, 1911 - 1975 MARÉE BASSE, HONFLEUR 1963 signed Grau Sala (lower left) signed again, and inscribed "Grau Sala, Honfleur 1963, Marée Basse" ( on the reverse ) oil on canvas 21-3/8 X 25-3/4 inches ( 54 X 65 cm. ) framed: 28 X 32-3/8 ( 71 X 82 cm. ) PROVENANCE Private French Collector, París Honfleur formed a coast triangle together with Deauville and Trouville, being a meeting place for the French and European high society between the decades of the 50s and 60s. Grau Sala began to summer on these beaches from the year 1953 attracted by this world. All his lyrical plastic capacity is reflected in this work, where we can observe the influences of the different avant-garde movements that were then forged in Paris, but the result is his own personal style. Its soft color range between gray and soft bluish, the construction of the work on the side of superimposed planes and simple, and everyday elements such as ships, the ferry and the lighthouse reflect its easy and simple way to paint. Emilio Grau Sala came from a family of artists. He was born in Barcelona in 1911 and his father, a good cartoonist, had been one of the promoters of the "Salon des Humanistes" and made his exhibitions normally in the Parés Hall. His first works were exhibited at the Salon des Independents. In the years 1930-33 he had painted under the influence of Cubism, especially that of Torres García. It is from that time a painting of the port of Barcelona, ​​geometric and structural, which completely anticipated what would later be his work. His personality began fully painting watercolors and oils with a certain fantasy character, with a point of decorative instinct and themes full of naivety and grace. Romantic interiors, port scenes, sailors, etc. Grau Sala was essentially a Mediterranean painter, son of post-impressionism and enriched with French painting of the last fifty years. Mediterranean because his work has the color and light of that land. He understood and assimilated impressionist painting very well, and for that reason he was never subject to the modules of a formulist realism, nor the sexigencias of the forms. In Paris he found the best environment to give us a fruitful and intense work, because he could use the expressive potential of French art to enrich it. All this made him a very esteemed artist everywhere where his work was known. He was also very often required to illustrate books and publications in Paris. Also his posters were very successful. He painted a large number of subjects, but perhaps the theme of horse racing is where you can see in a very clear way the joyful and optimistic life that was lived at that time. In this fabric there is an explosion of juicy and vivid colors full of ingenuity and simplicity in its composition. Only a teacher could turn the complicated into something simple and beautiful. Before this work we feel a deep emotion, the emotion of before starting a horse race. Joy and nervousness at the same time. Especially since it is a direct emotion. There are no intermediaries between our eyes and what the work intends to tell us. This is precisely what seduces and catches us of this painting. His works can be found in the Museums of the Villa de Paris, L'Ile de France Museum, at the Château de Sceaux, Honfleur Museum, La Rochelle Museum, Barcelona Museum, Tossa de Mar Museum, Philadelphia Museum, Museum of Buenos Aires, etc. EXHIBITION Museo de Arte Moderno, Madrid Galería Muller, Buenos Aires Dindley Gallery, New York Outdoor and Autumn Halls, Paris Galería Charpentier, París Monique de Groote, París Sala Parés, Barcelona Sala Rovira, Barcelona Sala Syra, Barcelona

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  • Dimensions
    H 21.26 in. x W 25.6 in.H 54 cm x W 65 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Madrid, ES
  • Reference Number
    LU128115141592
  • More Editions & Sizes
    54 x 65 cm.Price: $17,378
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