Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Nicolas de Staël, at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, May 2 – 31, 2013.
Nicolas de Staël (1914 – 1955) was one of the most influential and celebrated European painters of the post-War period. Despite a brief career, he became a leading figure of what is now called the School of Paris. Expanding on the tradition of artists including Henri Matisse and close friend Georges Braque, de Staël forged his own unique and unparalleled style. Hovering between figuration and abstraction, his paintings are marked by their heavily impastoed surface, their simplicity of composition, and a bold but sophisticated use of color. De Staël was once quoted as saying that painting consisted of “l’entre-deux, what lies between the two.” This notion is evident everywhere in his paintings, as the juxtaposition of abstract shapes of color creates the sense of space, place and light for which he is known.
Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 2013
Paperback with 40 pages
9 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches (24.13 x 26.03cm)
Out of print
Condition: Clean flat copy