Aristide Maillol: Seated Female Nude, Lithograph c. 1935Aristide Maillol: Seated Female Nude, Lithograph c. 1935Aristide Maillol: Seated Female Nude, Lithograph c. 1935Aristide Maillol: Seated Female Nude, Lithograph c. 1935Aristide Maillol: Seated Female Nude, Lithograph c. 1935

Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol (French , b. 1861 - 1944 ) Seated Female Nude, Stone Lithograph c. 1935. Signed by the artist's monogram in the stone matrix. Printed in sanguine ink. Matted and framed under glass in a new burl-veneer frame with ornamental trim.

Sight 7"x10", Frame size is 14"x17"

Maillol was born in Banyuls-sur-Mer, Roussillon. He decided at an early age to become a painter, and moved to Paris in 1881 to study art. After several applications and several years of living with poverty, his enrollment in the École des Beaux-Arts was accepted in 1885, and he studied there under Jean-Léon Gérôme and Alexandre Cabanel. His early paintings show the influence of his contemporaries Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and Paul Gauguin.

Maillol’s first major sculpture, A Seated Woman, was modeled after his wife. The first version (in the Museum of Modern Art, New York) was completed in 1902, and renamed La Méditerranée.[1] Maillol, believing that "art does not lie in the copying of nature", produced a second, less naturalistic version in 1905.[1] In 1902, the art dealer Ambroise Vollard provided Maillol with his first exhibition.[4]

The subject of nearly all of Maillol's mature work is the female body, treated with a classical emphasis on stable forms. The figurative style of his large bronzes is perceived as an important precursor to the greater simplifications of Henry Moore, and his serene classicism set a standard for European (and American) figure sculpture until the end of World War II.

Item ID: COL1528

Aristide Maillol: Seated Female Nude, Lithograph c. 1935

$2,200 USD


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