L'œuvre La maison potagère - Centre Pompidou


La maison potagère


Reproduction d'une œuvre

Crédit photographique : © Bertrand Prévost - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Jean-Bernard Sandler

À propos de l'œuvre

Colette Beleys (1911 - 1998)

La maison potagère


Huile sur toile

81 x 60 cm

Inscriptions :S.B.DR. : COLETTE BELEYS

Achat de l'Etat, 1952

Attribution, 1952

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 3142 P

Description for the presentation 2013-2014 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Often classified as a Naive artist, Colette Beleys is more accurately described as an “instinctive” painter. Spotted in 1939 by the German dealer and collector Wilhelm Uhde, she worked in a poetic, primitive style similar to Le Douanier Rousseau, whose work she greatly admired. Constructed with considerable freedom and inventiveness, this picture is inspired by a place in the Alps near Samoëns. It was exhibited in the Jeanne Castel Gallery, and bought by Jean Cassou for the Musée National d’Art Moderne in 1951.

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