Oil on canvas, 23.62 x 25.59 in. (60 x 65 cm),, signed lower left ,Luce'. Housed in a quality period style frame, size 32.28 x 33.46 in. (82 x 85 cm).
Listed and illustrated in the Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint Maximilien Luce
Jean Bouin-Luce & Denise Bazetoux, Vol. II, Paris, 1986, #2100, Illustrated page 495
Vente Blache, Versailles, March 7, 1982, Lot 136
Private collection, France
Sotheby's, New York, October 7, 1987, Lot 47
Private collection, Japan
Price: € 28,000 / $ 30,000
The rest of the shepherd's boy Luce created in Rolleboise. One of the rare large-format works from this period.
Maximilien Luce is one of the most famous painters of Post-Impressionism in France.
Luce has found his own language, his own unmistakable style, which incorporates the lightness of Impressionism and a newly found freedom that expresses his own unique vision.
Together with Lucien Pissarro, the son of the painter Camille Pissarro, he founded the group of artists Groupe de Lagny, which Henri Lebasque soon included.
Luce is a close friend of painters like Georges Seurat, Theo Van Rysselberghe and Louis Valtat.
Together with Seurat and Signac, the founders of the Neo-Impressionist school, Maximilian Luce develops a movement based on the scientific study of light and the analysis of the prismatic effect of colors.
For a few years Maximilian Luce worked strictly on the ideas of pointillism, later he changed his technique in favor of a more relaxed painting style.
Landscapes, urban scenes and representations, the picture contents of Maximilian Luce determine.
Artworks by Luce are found in most of the world's major museums, among others in:
Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée de l'Annoncade, Saint-Tropez; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid; Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Stiftung Courboud, Cologne; In the USA: Art Institute of Chicago; Cleveland Museum of Art; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Harvard University Museum; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
29 October - 4 December 1966, Maximilien Luce, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi.
28 July - 31 October 2010, Maximilien Luce, néo-impressionniste. Rétrospective. Musée des impressionnismes Giverny.
Denise Bazetoux and Jean Bouin-Luce, Maximilien Luce, catalog raisonné de l'œuvre peint, Paris, Editions JBL, 1986-2005.
Cazeau, Philippe, Maximilien Luce, Lausanne, Bibliothèque des arts, 1982.
Fénéon, Fanny, Correspondance de Fanny & Félix Fénéon avec Maximilien Luce, illustrée par Luce de portraits originaux, Tusson, Charetnte, Du Lérot, 2001.
Maximilien Luce, Peintre la condition humaine, Paris, Somogy éditions d'art, 2000.
Mantes-la-Jolie, Inspirations de Bords de Seine, Maximilien Luce et les peintres de son époque, Paris, Somogy, 2004.
Artist dictionaries: Bénézit; Saur; Thieme-Becker-Vollmer, Schurr-Cabanne.
Learn more about Maximilien Luce on www.maximilienluce.net
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