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 Lucien Coutaud   (1904-1977)

  Orpheony, pour tenir compagnie a Raymond Roussel
  • essencerelle on paper, 1944
  • signed and dated 19-7-44 lower right recto
  • titled lower left recto
  • paper size 20½" x 14¾" (52 x 37.5 cm.)
  • Exhibited:   Lucien Coutaud: Vente du Centenaire, Millon & Associes, Paris, 2004, no. 103 (illustrated in color)
The technique of Essencerelles, devised by Coutaud in 1944-1947 during his "Période Métaphysique", is a medium in which pigment is mixed with a solvent such as turpentine (as opposed to the more traditional combination with water) yielding a rich, deep color unlike that of water based paints.
Lucien Coutaud - Orpheony, pour tenir compagnie a Raymond Roussel - 1944 essencerelle on paper enlarge in new window

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