Nicolas de Staël
Nicolas de Stael
The Russian-born French painter Nicolas de Stael, who lived between 1914-1955, belongs to the tachism movement, which is based on the use of irregularly shaped color spots and drops in painting, and is known for his highly abstract landscape paintings made with the thick impasto technique. He also produced works in the field of collage, illustration and fabric.
After the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, his family had to immigrate to Poland in 1919. Both his father and stepmother died in Poland, and in 1922 Stael was sent to Brussels to live with a Russian family with his older sister Marina.
Stael entered the Belgian Royal Academy of Arts in 1932. He embarked on a series of journeys to see as many types of art as possible. In the Netherlands he was particularly influenced by the works of Rembrandt and Jan Vermeer, and in Paris he was greatly influenced by the paintings of Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque. He toured Spain, Italy, Morocco and Algeria and settled in Paris in 1938. When World War II broke out, Stael joined the French Foreign Legion and fought in Tunisia for a year.
In 1942, Stael's individual style began to emerge. It ceased to directly represent a highly sensuous, non-formative approach. He became friends with Braque and Andre Lanskoy, whose work he greatly admired and gave him encouragement and advice. Although he made shapeless paintings, he did not consider himself an abstract painter.
Stael moved to Paris in 1943, where he met another abstract painter, Cesar Domela. Stael's life was so miserable during this period that his wife, Jeanine, died of this misery. In Paris, he met Jean Arp, Sonia and Robert Delaunay and Alberto Magnelli, and under their influence he painted his first abstract painting, which he called Compositions, and his first solo exhibition took place in 1944.
Nicolas de Stael Style
Stael produced nearly a thousand works that gradually shifted from the figurative (landscapes, still lifes, portraits) to the abstract. He developed paintings with the approach of abstract European painters, symbolizing lyrical abstract expressionism. Like a sculptor, he worked with a knife, trowel, and scraper in thick layers of colored blocks. His paintings heralded the artists of the 1970s.
Stael later turned to figurativeness and did research on the effects of light. Football players, jazz musicians, marine life etc. he painted. Personal and candid, his paintings appealed to the hearts and souls of art lovers.
Stael made an important contribution to the contemporary art world after World War II. Swinging back and forth between the "abstract-figuration" that characterizes the art world, he combined discussion and passion, expressing a creation and rare passion with the constant contradiction between abstract and figurative expression. His strong personality, combined with his keen artistic mind and unique perception of light and space, led him to paint some important works in contemporary art history.
Nicolas de Staël Famous Works, Paintings
Steal, who died at the age of 41, went back to; He left works such as Lightning Flash (1946), Painting (1947), The Boat (1954), Portrait of Jeannine (1942), Mediterranean, Le Lavandou (1952), Marseille in the Snow (1954) and many more.
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