Artist : Lutka PINK (1906-1998)
Title : The Beach
Medium : Felt on thin paper
Type of work : Original drawing signed with a stamp lower right by the artist
Dimensions : 15 cm x 23 cm
Condition : Good, slightly wrinkled
Provenance : Certified origin, the invoice engages the responsibility of the gallery as to the authenticity of the work.
Expert's commentary and biography: Lutka Pink is a painter of Polish origin, born in Warsaw and a member of the Paris School. She revealed her artistic ambition early on, and in 1938 won a scholarship to study in France, where she met her masters Bonnard and Vuillard.
The Second World War forced her to take refuge in Auvergne and Aix-en-Provence with the painter Jan-Waclaw Zawadowski. Her Polish works were destroyed by the Nazis in 1939.
After the war, Lutka Pink took an active part in artistic life, holding numerous solo exhibitions in Paris.
In the 1950s, she met Picasso, Braque, Chagall and Max Ernst. As well as being her first buyers, they confirmed her in her new pictorial research. Art underwent major changes from the 50s onwards. In France, the New York School influenced the new Paris School, which sought to express the vitality of French art and modernist trends. Practicing an art form close to abstraction, the artists put forward their own perception of the world, their own plastic and poetic reality, without necessarily being shared by all. Lutka Pink followed these developments, abandoning figurative art in favor of abstract painting.
In the '60s, she became a French citizen and, despite her many trips between Paris and New York, achieved a synthesis of her research. Far from the anecdotal aspects of the figurative painting of her early years, her canvases reflect a perfect mastery of the interplay of colors and contrasting forms. The rectangle of the canvas is flooded with multicolored stains in "constellations", shining like stars.
According to Lutka Pink, the artist had to "witness the world in which he lives". A committed and feminist artist, she was at the heart of the intellectual and artistic conflicts of her time, and integrated an important psychic dimension into her work.
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