L'œuvre Perpetuales celestes (1) - Centre Pompidou


Perpetuales celestes (1)


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Crédit photographique : © Georges Meguerditchian - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
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Néjad (1923 - 1995)

Perpetuales celestes (1)

1951 - 1952

Huile sur toile

162 x 97 cm

Inscriptions :S.D.S.B.G.-D.R. : NEJAD//1951-52

Don de l'artiste à l'Etat, 1952

Attribution, 1953

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 3158 P

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

“Nejad has an intuitive knowledge of signs,” wrote the critic Pierre Courthion. The artist studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Istanbul, and was influenced by Byzantine mosaics, calligraphy and abstract Islamic art, as well as by the work of Matisse and Bonnard. Perpetuales celestes (1) is typical of his work, which breaks up the pictorial surface into fragments. With a blue monochrome palette, it echoes the tesserae in mosaics.

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