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À la mémoire de Franz Hals

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Author

By (artist) Charles Filiger

Description

"The composition is in two parts, like two pages in an open book. On the right, a face; on the left, a dedication, To the memory of Franz Hals, and a rose (linked to the year 1892). Filiger had first written, then erased, Hommage à Franz Hals, replacing it by the present inscription. This re-emphasizes his haughty character, and his contempt for honours. This character trait was held in great esteem by the Surrealists, who liked neither honours nor homage and refused them whenever offered." (Strasbourg, Musée d'art moderne à l'Ancienne Boucherie, Musée Historique, Charles Filiger, 1863-1928, (présentation et analyse de l'œuvre par Mira Jacob), 1990, p. 170.)

"André Breton discovered his work in 1953, and struck by Filiger's message, thereafter worked for wider recognition and appreciation of this forgotten talent.
In the preface-manifesto for the exhibition Dessins symbolistes at the Bateau Lavoir in 1958, and reprinted under the title "Du symbolisme" in Le surréalisme et la peinture published by Gallimard in 1965 (pp.357-362), André Breton spoke of "painting which aspires to re-create the world as a function of the inner needs of the artist."" Alain Jouffroy (« La collection André Breton », In : L'œil, n° 10, octobre 1955, pp. 32-39).

Bibliography

- Strasbourg, Musée d'art moderne à l'Ancienne Boucherie, Musée Historique, Charles Filiger, 1863-1928, (présentation et analyse de l'œuvre par Mira Jacob), 1990, rep.p. 45, n° 55, p. 170

- Jacob Mira, Filiger l'inconnu, Paris, Le Bateau-Lavoir, 1989, n°55

- André Cariou, Filiger, correspondance et sources anciennes, Locus Solus, Châteaulin, 2019, n°28

- André Cariou, Filiger,  Galerie Malingue, Paris, 2019, p. 56

 

Creation date1892-1894
LanguagesFrench
Physical description15,4 x 22 cm (6 x 8 5/8 in.) - Gouache, encre et peinture dorée sur carton
From / ProvenanceAcquis de Paule Cailac par André Breton vers 1956.
Size15,40 x 22,00 cm
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 4281
Keywords
CategoriesGraphics
Exhibition Filiger
Permanent linkhttps://www.andrebreton.fr/en/work/56600100536530

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