Lapicque Venise by Charles Lapicque, 1956
Artist: Charles Lapicque
Medium: Original Lithographic Poster, 1956.
Dimensions: 24 x 16 in, 61 x 41 cm
Classic Poster Paper - Good Condition A
Floating gracefully above the Venetian skyline, this green cherub, designed by Charles Lapicque dates back to 1956, when it was printed into original lithographic posters by L'Atelier Mourlot. The stark contrast in color and bold iconography present a creative, vibrant and energizing representation of the angelic scene it is meant to showcase.
Lapicque produced some of his first landscape paintings in 1920, while continuing to work in a laboratory as an engineer, where he also researched color perception. He employed fragmented pictorial space, patches of color, and cursory outlines, Lapicque’s style most closely resembled that of Raoul Dufy. He finally abandoned his assistant position at the Faculté des Sciences in 1943 to devote himself entirely to his career as an artist.
Ref. Balanci 84. Ed. 500