Paule Vézelay Curves and Circles 1930

Artwork details

Artist
Paule Vézelay 1892–1984
Title
Curves and Circles
Date 1930
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 920 x 730 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by the artist 1985
Reference
T03954

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Vézelay began to make abstract paintings in 1928 but for several years afterwards her work incorporated curvilinear forms that seemed to echo aspects of the natural world. The rounded forms and calligraphic markings of Curves and Circles give the impression of floating in an atmospheric, even cloudy space. Vézelay was living with the Surrealist artist André Masson at this time, and her work was associated with the fringes of the Surrealist group.

December 2007

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