At the TEFAF Maastricht 2019 Galerie Haas is presenting European artists of the Classical Modernism, among those we want to mention works by Kirchner, Modersohn-Becker, Marquet, Soutine, Oelze and Miró. For contemporary art of the 21st century, artists such as Emil Cimiotti, Abraham David Christian or Markus Lüpertz, are some of representatives who will be shown at our booth.
Together with Matisse, Derain and several others, the French painter Albert Marquet (1875-1947) developed Impressionism into Fauvism. In his gorgeous work “Le drapeau tricolore” created in 1902, he allows the viewer look from an elevated position onto the decorated streets of Paris. Exactly here it is that the stylistic transition is celebrated.
About 20 years younger was the Belarussian-Jewish painter Chaim Soutine who arrived 1913 in Paris, the city of his dreams. He left Paris for the first time 1918, the year in which “Maisons au bord de mer” was created, in order to travel to Cagnes-sur-mer together with Modigliani. The work shows a small place at the sea in the style of distorted motifs that is so typical for Soutine and had been influenced by Cézanne, El Greco and van Gogh.
Regarded as one of the most famous German painter of Surrealism, Richard Oelze participated already 1936 at the legendary International Surrealist Exhibition in London. One work Oelzes was purchased early on (1940) by the MOMA in New York. The painter, who was an acquaintance of André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Paul Éluard and Max Ernst, was known for his old master’s detailed style. The work “Lasmander” was shown in many museums exhibitions.
The sculpture “Boulangère” by Joan Miró, created in 1960, also shows surrealistic features. The Spanish-Catalan artist (1893-1983) stood out with his art throughout his life in various genres, like painting, graphic art, sculptures, ceramic and much more. His wit and fascinating inventiveness characterize his imaginative works, which are at home in all the world’s renowned museums.