André Minaux
Arm-chair in an Interior 1951

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André Minaux 1923–1986
Arm-chair in an Interior
Fauteuil dans un intérieur
Date 1951
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1619 x 968 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1953
Not on display

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We see the corner of the artist's apartment in Paris. He wrote: 'I like very much to work at home trying to compose with a chair, a table or something else, a pictoral whole.' Minaux was one of a group of young French artists who championed a return to realism, despite the prevailing fashion of the time for abstraction, and in particular the Abstract-Expressionist style developed by American painters like Jackson Pollock. Minaux's paintings were mostly in sombre, earthy pigments. Later, in the 1960s, his work became more stylised and colourful.

August 2004

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