Maurice Henry Ink on Paper France 1969

Les Bouches de Naples gemissent de Terreur ou de Plaisir 1969

Code :  ARARNO0150778

225.00
Maurice Henry Ink on Paper France 1969

Les Bouches de Naples gemissent de Terreur ou de Plaisir 1969

Code :  ARARNO0150778

225.00

Maurice Henry Ink on Paper France 1969 - Les Bouches de Naples gemissent de Terreur ou de Plaisir 1969

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Les Bouches de Naples gemissent de Terreur ou de Plaisir 1969

Artist:  Maurice Henry (1907-1984)

Work title:  Les bouches de Naples gemissent de terreur ou de plaisir

Time:  XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

Subject:  Caricatures, satirical drawings

Artistic technique:  Disegno

Technical specification:  Ink

Description : Les bouches de Naples gemissent de terreur ou de plaisir

Ink on paper. Signature, date and title below. Accompanied by authentication on photo from Galleria Giò Marconi in Milan and stamp from private archive. It is the drawing of the young artist who soon became one of the most important exponents of world surrealism, who was a poet and painter, but also a filmmaker, art and film critic, photographer and humorous designer. Born in the north of France, in 1927 he settled in Paris, where he came into contact with a group of young poets and philosophers, with whom he founded the '' Grand Jeu '' movement: play is understood as an art of living. Since 1928 he has collaborated with texts, poems and drawings for the movement's magazine and in the meantime he collaborates as an editor and reporter with various Parisian newspapers.In 1932, having exhausted the experience of the `` Grand Jeu '', he passes to the surrealist movement, collaborating on its publications and participating in its exhibitions. His humor turns towards the unusual and cruelty, more and more derisive of the absurdity of everyday life, of the tragic side of common existence, to which the spirit and the unconscious rebel, trying to access the unobservable. Knows Salvador Dalí. In 1939 he also began his activity as a filmmaker. In 1941 his first personal exhibition took place in Paris: the first buyer was Pablo Picasso. Participate in all surrealist exhibitions, including the 1947 international one in Paris. In 1951, for reasons relating to the internal discipline of the group, he abandoned the surrealist movement with others, while continuing to practice its poetics. In 1955 he also became passionate about photography. Since 1968 he has devoted himself almost exclusively to painting, abandoning the activity of humorous draftsman. In the same year he settled permanently in Milan: in Italy he exhibited in various personal exhibitions, those in Milan at the Galleria Marconi. The work presented here, an early drawing, comes from an important Milanese private collection. It is presented in a frame.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, with small signs of wear.

frame Size (cm):
Height: 43
Width: 49
Depth: 2

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 26,3
Width: 34

Authentication on photo

Additional Information

Artist: Maurice Henry (1907-1984)

Born in the north of France, Maurice Henry settled in Paris in 1927, where he came into contact with a group of young poets and philosophers, with whom he founded the '' Grand Jeu "movement. Since 1928 he has collaborated with texts, poems and drawings for the magazine of the movement and in the meantime collaborates as an editor and reporter with various Parisian newspapers. In 1932, having exhausted the experience of the '' Grand Jeu '', he moves on to the surrealist movement, collaborating on his publications and participating in his exhibitions. He meets Salvador Dalí. In 1939 He also began his career as a filmmaker. In 1941 his first solo exhibition took place in Paris: the first buyer was Pablo Picasso. He took part in all the surrealist exhibitions, including the international one in 1947 in Paris. In 1951, for questions relating to discipline within the group, he abandoned the surrealist movement with others, while continuing to practice its poetics. In 1955 he also became passionate about photography. From 1968 he devoted himself almost exclusively to painting, abandoning starting the activity of humorous designer. In the same year he settled permanently in Milan: in Italy he exhibited in various personal exhibitions, those in Milan at the Galleria Marconi.

Time: XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

The twentieth century is characterized by the prevalence of the bourgeoisie over the working class and by the discovery that life continues to be a struggle for survival and to improve its quality. Technological progress, instead of favoring this development, becomes an instrument of mechanization and drying up of man, who needs to look for a "soul supplement" and new forms to express it. Therefore, a whole series of artistic currents are born that create works expressing the interiority of man, which evoke reality from within rather than represent it, and depict it using, freely, shapes and colors. We therefore have Decadentism with Art Nouveau, Matisse and Braque's Fauvism, Picasso's Cubism, then Expressionism with Munch, Kandinskij's Abstractionism and Metaphysical painting by Carrà and De Chirico. There are numerous currents and groups of artists and intellectuals who use Art as a Manifesto of their thought, often also with a political connotation.
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Subject: Caricatures, satirical drawings

Artistic technique: Disegno

Il disegno è il processo di tracciare segni su una superficie tramite l'applicazione di una pressione o il trascinamento di un apposito strumento sulla superficie. Gli strumenti sono: matite in grafite o colorate, penna, pennelli fini con inchiostro, pastelli a cera o carboncini; i supporti tradizionali più frequenti sono carta, cartoncino, tavola, muro, tela, rame, vetro.

Technical specification: Ink

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