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Abel Lauvray (1870-1950) - Paysage d'Ile de France

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Abel Lauvray (1870-1950) - Paysage d'Ile de France

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Oil on canvas - Hand signed - Circa : 1930

Artist: Abel Lauvray (1870-1950)
Title of artwork: Paysage d'Ile de France
Year: Circa : 1930
Technique: Oil on canvas
Signature: Hand signed
Condition: In good, restored condition
Sold with frame: Yes
Image size: 60×81 cm

Oil on relined canvas
Bibliography: Reproduced in the catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre d’Abel Lauvray by Y and L. Jaubert, no.088
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Abel Lauvray was born in 1870 to a family of wealthy Norman notaries and everything seemed to be destined for this "hereditary" function if fate had not decided otherwise. On this occasion, fate took on the face of a young romantic and innovative painter, much criticized by journalists and art lovers of Europe: Claude Monet. To situate this period which is the birth of Impressionism, we must remember that the Second Empire has just fallen and the Third Republic borns. The change is in the air. A small group of painters: MONET, CEZANNE, DEGAS, RENOIR, GUILLAUMIN and PISSARRO can hardly bear the yoke of classicism. They have a different idea of colour and light and with alas! low means, they try to make it known. Abel LAUVRAY was nine years old when one of them, Claude MONET, moved to Vétheuil, in a small house, a few meters from the LAUVRAY estate, a beautiful 18th century mansion, which was their favourite stay. The "Master of Impressionism" often came to lay his easel in front of the terrace of "LAUVRAY" from which emerges a beautiful perspective on the magnificent church of the thirteenth century that is the pride of this beautiful city, sunk in the hills bordering a great loop of the Seine and placed there like a jewel in a box. The passage from MONET to Vétheuil corresponds to the darkest period of his life. He cannot sell his works and falls into great misery. He loses his wife Camille and has to support his two children: Jean and Michel. The LAUVRAY family did not remain indifferent to the fate of their new neighbour. She lent him money and commissioned him to portray the youngest son André. MONET was not forgotten and when he returned in 1893 to paint his famous series of 70 paintings of Vétheuil on his workshop-boat, his first visit was for his friends. The young Abel had the great joy to accompany the Master and see under his nimble fingers, born these wonderful landscapes, metamorphosed there, on a piece of canvas by a few magic brushstrokes, radiating a light with multiple tones that only knew how to perceive and render the prophets of the New School: the Impressionists. Abel LAUVRAY was conquered, he had faith, he would be a painter and nothing, not even his law studies in Paris, concession to his family, he started the Academy of Painting of Cormon and always on the advice of MONET , began to paint by himself. (?) As MONET gave him his workshop-boat later, he travelled the Seine from Vétheuil to Mantes and tireless, brought home many paintings (approx. 1,500) which represents his 60 years of active pictorial life. Reading these lines, one would think that this painter was a follower, if not a copycat of MONET and the Impressionists, his friends. This is not the case, as Claude ROGER MARX acknowledges: "Even when LAUVRAY deals with subjects identical to those of MONET, sits in the place that MONET chose and painted at the same time, he manifests a rather different temperament. Pierre CABANNE confirms this in one of his prefaces: "No one has indoctrinated him, he remains free, loving to express the things that enclosed him, but as he intended, according to his own pleasure?" LAUVRAY did not need to make money and therefore independent. He owned several properties. In Mantes, he also inherited a sumptuous villa in the park where his studio was located, an exact replica of Claude MONET's studio in Giverny. Unfortunately, upon liberation, this villa was requisitioned by general ROHMEL's staff, the workshop destroyed and about 500 paintings burned. He also travelled a lot and several paintings testify of his passage to Venice, Syracuse, Athens, etc? so that his work is topographically quite varied. Gérald SCHURR, analyses the work of LAUVRAY: "While the vaporous and simmering quality of the light resembles the Master of the 'Nymphéas', his nervous and solidly refined touch away it, his conception remains more classical in the composition, in the arrangement of the masses. He excels in half-tones, in the modulated lighting of indecisive hours, from dawn to dusk: a kind of chamber music comparable to some harmonies of Camille PISSARRO; the example of MONET and also the one of the "Barbizonnais" bathe his landscapes with gravity. Over the years, the touch becomes lighter and lighter, the impastos gradually die in fluid touching"? In summary, (?) LAUVRAY is a "painter witness to his time". Touched by the Barbizon School, acquired to Impressionism, indifferent to Cubism and Surrealism, attracted at the end of his life by expressionism to the limit of the abstract, his work remains uniform. His landscapes are an in-depth study of the light whose reflections can be found in the water of the Seine and the Rhone. His bright, fleeting clouds, which pleased MONET, are remarkable. LAUVRAY is a Master full of delicacy, charm and finesse. The sweetness of life, the calm, the silence emerge from his solidarity landscapes.

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