HENRI LEBASQUE (1865 - 1937)

Né le 25 septembre 1865 à Champigné (Maine-et-Loire).

Mort en août 1937 au Cannet (Alpes-Maritimes). XIXe - XXe siècles.

 

Peintre de compositions animées, figures, nus, portraits, paysages, paysages urbains, aquarelliste, peintre de technique mixte, dessinateur, décorateur. Tendance impressionniste.

 

Né dans une famille qui pratique les sciences et les arts, Charles Lapicque, dans la tradition classique humaniste, ne cessera sa vie durant, de multiplier les expériences.

À la fois artiste et scientifique, il poursuit pendant longtemps ces deux vocations parallèlement. Diplômé en 1921 de l'École Centrale, il exerce le métier d'ingénieur jusqu'en 1928. Contraint d'accepter en 1931 un poste de préparateur à la faculté des sciences de Paris, il profite des ressources de son laboratoire pour effectuer des recherches sur la perception des couleurs et, les mettant en application dans sa peinture, n'hésite pas à remettre complètement en cause les conventions picturales issues de la Renaissance. Le "système de la grille" qu'il élabore en 1939, dérivé de l'espace cubiste, du fauvisme et de l'art médiéval, est le point d'aboutissement de ses découvertes optiques, elles-mêmes sous-tendues par une approche philosophique. Ce nouveau style aura une grande influence sur les peintres de l'exposition "Vingt jeunes peintres de tradition française", à laquelle Lapicque participe en 1941, à la galerie Braun.

 

En 1943, il abandonne définitivement sa carrière scientifique pour se consacrer entièrement à son oeuvre picturale. À contre-courant des tendances dominantes de son époque, il affirme dans les années cinquante son attachement à la figuration, tout en effectuant presque malgré lui, quelques incursions dans l'abstraction. Il passe en revue petits et grands genres, gardant toute sa vie une prédilection pour le thème de la mer, pour les couleurs somptueuses et les compositions dynamiques, toujours en quête de l'équilibre et de la félicité qu'il attend de la peinture.

 

ŒUVRES DE L'ARTISTE PRESENTES DANS LES MUSEES : PARIS Mus. d'Art Mod. - ANGERS - GENEVE Petit-Palais - LILLE - NANTES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in September 25th 1865 in Champigné.

Died in August 1937 in Le Cannet. Nineteenth and twentieth centuries.        
 

Painter of animated compositions, figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes, cityscape, watercolor, mixed media painter, designer, decorator. Impressionist trend.  
 

He was first a pupil of the School of Fine Arts of Angers then came to Paris in 1886, and was, for a short time, a pupil of Bonnat and Humbert, that he assisted in the decoration of the Pantheon. But it is certain that his old Pissaro attendance, near Paris, had more influence on him than the lessons of Bonnat.

He featured in group exhibitions: Salon des Independants in Paris in 1886, and the Salon des Artistes Français. He was at the Salon d'Automne too, in which he was involved for the foundation in 1903, and he remained a member of the Committee until his death. A set of his works was presented in 1937 at the Exposition des Maîtres de l’Art Indépendant, at the Musée du Petit Palais. In 1957, twenty years after his death, a tribute to him was made by a retrospective exhibition at the Musée des Ponchettes in Nice. In 1981, his works were shown at Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

He met in 1893, at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris, Luce and Signac and adopted a few years pointillism. Living in the early nineteenth century, in Lagny, married and father, he painted from 1900 to 1906 the wood near the Marne river. It is with his discovery of the South that comes the most complete transformation of his painting. He later continued to reside in other areas Vendée, Brittany, Normandy, especially Andelys where he lived in 1912, 1915 and 1921, but his country of election situation between Sanary and Nice.

For over thirty years, the characters of his paintings were the members of his family, and decorations, interiors or gardens, river banks or beaches, those places where he lived, at length. After Saint- Tropez, Sainte-Maxime, it’s finally in Le Cannet he settled permanently in 1924.

Friend and neighbor of Bonnard, he gets closer to him by the similarity of his themes. However, if he was improperly filed with the Fauves just because he exhibited with them at the Salon d'Automne, yet the admiration and friendship that bound him to Matisse, Rouault, Dufy, Valtat or Manguin (whom made him discover the South), not drained away his personality. While keeping away, Lebasque has known during his lifetime success and esteem. He worked on decorations from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and those of Transatlantic Paris.


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