Null Albert GLEIZES (1881-1953) painter. MANUSCRIT autograph signed, Art mural, …
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Albert GLEIZES (1881-1953) painter. MANUSCRIT autograph signed, Art mural, Art sacré; 3 pages in-4, some corrections (typed attached). Interesting article on the revival of mural art and sacred art. "Mural art and sacred art are now the order of the day. [...] There has been a turnaround in favor of this reviled art, which is now exalted. Le Corbusier, who was still fulminating against it in 1926, is himself sketching decorations on the walls of the unfinished apartments of his gigantic building in Marseille; a frenzy has seized artist-painters with regard to walls, and people on all sides are offering to paint them". He explains how this sudden change came about: commissions from the fine arts departments, exhibitions, decoration of public buildings, allowing painting to enter "the daily life of the community", and decoration of churches... Gleizes draws a parallel between mural painting and easel painting, with wall-bound painting being "in a way the natural, melodic development of a colored chord - or of a single color - for a certain intensity of light"; it is "the work of a craftsman, of a tradesman", but also "a religious technique, religare, which links the distinct and united planes of man's nature"... This renewed interest must look to the future: "It is only through a clear awareness of the above that mural art and sacred art, which are interdependent, will recover both their meaning and their expression". Expert: Mr Thierry Bodin

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Albert GLEIZES (1881-1953) painter. MANUSCRIT autograph signed, Art mural, Art sacré; 3 pages in-4, some corrections (typed attached). Interesting article on the revival of mural art and sacred art. "Mural art and sacred art are now the order of the day. [...] There has been a turnaround in favor of this reviled art, which is now exalted. Le Corbusier, who was still fulminating against it in 1926, is himself sketching decorations on the walls of the unfinished apartments of his gigantic building in Marseille; a frenzy has seized artist-painters with regard to walls, and people on all sides are offering to paint them". He explains how this sudden change came about: commissions from the fine arts departments, exhibitions, decoration of public buildings, allowing painting to enter "the daily life of the community", and decoration of churches... Gleizes draws a parallel between mural painting and easel painting, with wall-bound painting being "in a way the natural, melodic development of a colored chord - or of a single color - for a certain intensity of light"; it is "the work of a craftsman, of a tradesman", but also "a religious technique, religare, which links the distinct and united planes of man's nature"... This renewed interest must look to the future: "It is only through a clear awareness of the above that mural art and sacred art, which are interdependent, will recover both their meaning and their expression". Expert: Mr Thierry Bodin

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