Succession of Mister I - Enamelled plates, paintings and toys by Pierre Charbonnier

mardi 06 octobre 2020 14:00
Salle 6 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot 75009 Paris
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Part of Pierre Charbonnier's workshop (1897-1978) Drawings and paintings
Beautiful set of enamelled plates
Collection of old toys of brands JEP - JML - CR - JOUSTRA and miscellaneous - Trains in gauges N
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Glazed plates: F. DUFETELLE (06 63 55 59 74)

Pierre Charbonnier :

Poets and writers Françis Ponge, André Salmon, Jacques Prévert, René Char, filmmakers Robert Bresson, Jean Aurenche, art gallery owners Léopold Zborowski , Albert Loeb, Katia Granoff, Henriette Gomès, such were the friends and companions of Pierre Charbonnier's artistic path. His vocation as an artist took shape at a very young age. After a stint at the Beaux-Arts de Lyon, then at the Académie Ranson, he exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants, the Salon d'Automne, as well as in various Parisian galleries in the early 1920s. He lived mainly in Paris, but spent summers in his house in La Roche-de-Glun, a village on the banks of the Rhône, where he received his friends poets and artists, because he was himself an artist-poet. From the 1920s to the 1970s, Pierre Charbonnier never stopped painting and exhibiting. He also earned his living through the cinema. He directed films, such as Pirates of the Rhone (with co-director Jean Aurenche). He made the sets for most of Robert Bresson's films: Diary of a country priest, Pickpocket, Au hasard Balthazar... When Marcel Carné had his Alexandre Trauner, Jacques Tati, as his assistant, the wonderful painter Jacques Lagrange, Robert Bresson rested, in part, on Pierre Charbonnier.
The work with Bresson was intense and fascinating. This did not prevent the painter from exhibiting his paintings in many places, notably the galleries of Henriette Gomès or Albert Loeb, but also in museums. The Centre Pompidou has a still life with jars from 1923. Numerous are the museums where Charbonnier's works have been exhibited: Turin, Saint-Etienne, Nancy, Valencia, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Luxembourg.
The majestic line of the Rhône, the supple hulls of hulled boats, the elongated chimneys of Beaubourg: Pierre Charbonnier's painting is an art purified by geometric lines, vertiginous orthogonal lines, pure and intense colours from which an absence, an emptiness certainly, is elaborated, but enchanted. Text partially taken from the Galerie SR - Paris.

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