We couldn’t resist sharing one of Othello Radou’s paintings from the late 1940s to sit alongside Jean Lombard’s ‘Autoportrait’, 1947 (please see previous post). Painted just one year earlier than his tutor’s self-portrait, ‘L’Après-midi’ was executed by Radou in 1946. We are delighted to be able to hang these artworks by Radou and Lombard together once again.
We’re thrilled to have acquired this self-portrait by Jean Lombard, painted in 1947. During the Second World War, Lombard led the Groupe du Vert-Bois, a group of young artists who met weekly in the Rue du Vert-Bois in Paris. Amongst these young artists was the illustrious Othello Radou - an exceptional artist that we are proud to represent exclusively here at John Adams Fine Art. As a result, we are delighted to be able to hang work by Lombard and Radou together once again.
#Midweekinspiration : beautiful pale pink blooms alongside André Brasilier’s 1978 watercolour ‘Cavalier sur la plage’. Brasilier’s world is a peaceful, carefree one with delicate harmonies bathed in light. He is inspired by pastoral scenes, music, the sea, elegant women, and horses in particular for their beauty and empathy with nature. “I always try to give the quintessence of a subject, to say a great deal with a little, like Japanese artists who focus on asceticism and simplicity.” #JohnAdamsFineArt#andrebrasilier#brasilier#watercolour#horses#equestrianart#peonies#PimlicoRoad
For today’s #wednesdaywisdom we’re looking to Othello Radou’s “An Essay on Painting”, which Radou wrote towards the end of his life to document his artistic philosophy, techniques and inspirations. “Geometry is everywhere. It is the framework of everything like the skeleton is to an animal. It is abstract and it is real. It is disguised by the world that we see, but in the infinite number of shapes in the universe its influence is always present and, without it, the stars and the earth could not exist. It reigns supreme in the beauty of women, in the lyricism of music, in the resonance of poetry and in the order of thoughts. It is the measure of everything.”
- Anatole France, as quoted by Othello Radou.
We are delighted to be hosting BADA’s Young Friends Networking Evening at the Gallery on Tuesday 22nd May, 6.30 - 8pm. Join us to enjoy a relaxed evening and meet other young people within the arts.
Visit our website for more information (link in bio). Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite. @badafriends @bada1918 #BADAyoungfriends#BADAfriends#JohnAdamsFineArt#PimlicoRoad
In the early spring of 1967 Denise Mannoni had her first one-woman show at the Galerie Valerie Schmitt, where she showed 47 paintings created between 1953 and 1967. ‘Pariscope’ enthusiastically commented, “The works of Denise Mannoni are a great and happy discovery, a woman painter whose works have a youthful glow, sensitive and intelligent. It would be easy to class her as a ‘naïve’ painter, for her smiling and gracious vision of a world close to paradise. But here, in the latest paintings Denise Mannoni has lightened the composition, invented signs and forms, in the manner of those rare artists whose creative imagination has been used as a support in the pursuit of new ways of thinking and seeing, such as Paul Klee, Brauner, and Picasso. Denise Mannoni’s art is not a flash in the pan, and she is a breath of fresh air and new blood in today’s art world, with her individual and innovative vision. A must see.” Pictured: Denise Mannoni’s 1956 work ‘Le Bassin du Luxembourg’. #JohnAdamsFineArt#DeniseMannoni#Mannoni#modernart#abstractart#midcentury#womenartists#buyfromBADA#buywithconfidence#PimlicoRoad
It feels like spring has arrived in London at last and so we’re sharing this sunny photograph of Philippe Erwin Dévé’s 2002 work ‘Abstract Composition’ to celebrate.
Colour is the dominant theme in Dévé’s work. His placement of colour is ordered but profound and complex in the manner of Nicholas de Staël, an artist who Dévé cited as a main influence on his work. Visit us at the Gallery to view the full collection or browse paintings by Dévé online (link in bio). #JohnAdamsFineArt#PhilippeErwanDeve#Deve#modernart#abstractart#abstract#colour#artinspiration#artinspo#PimlicoRoad
Statement artwork is a must when it comes to interior design. We are so honoured to have pieces from @johnadamsfineart in our @bada1918 roomset.
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Another peek at @joannawooduk’s carefully curated interior at #BADA2018 to showcase how to contextualise fine art and antiques in a contemporary setting. We’re delighted that two of our works by contemporary artist Frédéric de Luca were selected by Joanna Wood for her fabulous room set.
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#Midweekinspiration : ‘Couple et fenêtre ouverte sur la mer, 1926’ by the great twentieth century French illustrator George Barbier. Don’t miss this special piece at #BADA2018 next month, courtesy of @johnadamsfineart.
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‘Coupe et fenetre ouverte sur la mer’ 1926, George Barbier (1882-1932) courtesy of @johnadamsfineart @bada1918, 14-20 March.