"17 Peintures"(after) Nicolas De Stael, 1964
Artist: Nicolas De Stael
Medium: Original Lithographic Poster, 1964
Dimensions: 30.2 x 20.9 in / 76.8 x 53.1 cm
Classic poster paper - Perfect Condition A+
This composition showcases its beauty by representing the age old struggle between order and chaos. The earthy tones and and white and black strokes beg the viewer to search for a sense of balance.
After studying art at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, De Stael spent the better half of the 1930's traveling through Europe before eventually moving back to Paris. De Stael struggled through the second world war and Nazi occupation of France which eventually lead to the death of his partner, Jeannine Guillou. He began to see the first glimpse of success when his paintings garnered some recognition in the years after the war. De Stael even maintained a close friendship with Georges Braque, before moving back and forth from Paris to New York. Before his premature death in 1955, De Stael's work had already attained global attention and praise.