Georges Koskas Oil On Wooden Panel, circa 1960


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Georges Koskas Bleu,pink,yellow tones oil on wooden panel Signed on the back by the artits G. Koskas n 39, circa 1960 Georges Koskas was born in French Tunisia in 1926 and moved to Paris in 1946 where he worked under André Lhote and Ferdinand Léger. He combined this studio experience with studies at the IDHEC, the Institute for Advanced Cinematographic Studies. Soon he illustrated several works by well-known poets including Verlaine and Baudelaire and began to design for cinema and theater. Koskas’ work has been exhibited since the fifties in museums in France, Tunisia and the U.S. with a major retrospective in 1998 at the Musée de Grenoble. In general the work of Georges Koskas can be characterized by a simplistic geometric abstraction, but he seemed to come at this in a naïve way, claiming that “I was a Minimalist without knowing it,” in an attempt to “discover a new equilibrium between the elements.” One of the most original representatives of geometric abstraction in France in the 1940s and 1950s, Koskas appeared pioneering and radical because he pursued an extremely free and poetic inspiration. It infused his paintings with an airy finesse not seen elsewhere. In the 1950s, he experimented with dots and the resulting paintings rapidly brought him fame. They still remain one of the purest expressions of the Parisian avant-garde of that time. However, by 1955, his repertoire had evolved more towards informal art, and then in the late fifties, quite unexpectedly, Koskas made a bold return to figurative art. Driven by his absolute need for freedom, Koskas claimed preeminence of sensitivity and inspiration. He saw no contradiction between his abstract paintings and his later works, shimmering with light, in which animated shorelines and elegant figures blossom like flowers, recalling the memories of Matisse and Pascin with no other dogma than the pure freedom of the poet. Koskas also illustrated several literary works and created the film sets for Goha le simple, directed by Jacques Baratier, in 1957, and Baratier’s La Poupée, shot in 1962, based on a novel by Jacques Audiberti.

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Dimensions (cm):
150H x 122W x 3D
Dimensions (inch):
59,06H x 48,03W x 1,18D
Creator / Artist:
georges Koskas
Oil on board
Inventory ID:
koskas azul
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