Paule Vézelay
Construction. Grey Lines on Pink Ground 1938

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Paule Vézelay 1892–1984
Construction. Grey Lines on Pink Ground
Date 1938
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 813 x 1159 mm
frame: 860 x 1220 x 57 mm
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Vézelay was one of the first British artists to commit herself to abstraction. Born Marjorie Watson-Williams, she settled in Paris in 1926. She adopted the name Paule Vézelay to declare her internationalism and hide the fact that she was a woman. This work is based on what she saw as the most basic artistic language: curved and straight lines. It shows how these simple forms can suggest both space and movement.

November 2015

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