AYME Alix (1894 - 1989) Man with turban... - Lot 7 - Vasari Auction

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AYME Alix (1894 - 1989) Man with turban... - Lot 7 - Vasari Auction
AYME Alix (1894 - 1989) Man with turban on the river bank Preparatory drawing in ink on tracing paper Annotated lower right "Sold to Rauch recu 15000 on 50" (folds, browning and tears) 46 x 50 cm Note : Probably a preparatory drawing, with modifications, for the lacquer panel entitled "Marché au Tonkin" bearing a label on the back of the Rauch Gallery in Monte Carlo sold under number 139 in 2012 at S.V.V Alain Schmitz and Frédéric Laurent The central figure is also similar to the lacquer and one of the preparatory drawings, with variants, from the Jean Marc Lefèvre collection sold at Christies under lot 214 on December 3, 2020 To relate the quality of her drawing we can take up the article published in the Avenir du Tonkin on November 17, 1935 on the occasion of the exhibition of paintings and drawings of Mrs. Alix Aymé: "Mrs. Aymé who was formerly mainly a colorist, now seeks, next to the subtle relationship of all, an expressive line and a drawing at the same time exact and subtle. (...) One could say of their author what Roger-Milès said of Henri Paillard, that is to say that "this patient and silent worker only wanted to reveal himself at the time of full maturity of his talent; this lover of light, of the great strokes of the sun, sees life with joy; He has, in his notations of nature, a writing singularly precise, wanted, significant; this untiring walker made the education of his vision a little under all the skies of the old continent; he compared in painter that he is, the North and the South, naturally and without effort, almost by habit: from there these audacities, this safety, this beautiful and vigorous skullduggery..." Biography: Alix Aymé was born in 1894 in Marseille. She apprenticed with Desvallière and especially with her master Maurice Denis, a member of the Nabis group. She participated under his authority, the decor of the theater of the Champs-Elysees. With her friend Valentine Reyre, she worked in the Sacred Art workshops of Maurice Denis and produced numerous woodcuts to illustrate several books. In 1920 she married her first husband Paul de Fautereau-Vassel and went with him to Hanoi and Shanghai. They returned to Paris but Alix Aymé left him and went back to Asia with her son. In 1929, she was commissioned by the General Government of Indochina for a two-year mission in Laos. During this period she executed, among other things, the mural decoration of the reception room of the Palace of H.M. Sisawang-Vong, King of Luang-Prabang. During this journey she collected important documentation which was displayed in the Laos pavilions of the Colonial Exhibition. She was the first European woman to face the forest and the Laotian bush. In 1931 she married Lieutenant Colonel Georges Aymé in Paris. After a return to Asia, she learns new techniques, notably lacquer. From 1934 to 1939, she was appointed professor at the Indochina School of Fine Arts where she actively contributed to the revival of the art of lacquerware alongside Joseph Inguimberty. After a short stay in Paris at the beginning of the war in 1938, she left for Asia and returned permanently to France after the tragic death of her son Michel in 1945. She continued to work until the end of her life in 1989. Bibliography: Pacal Lacombe and Guy Ferre - Alix Aymé, une artiste peintre en Indochine 1920-1945 - Editions Somogy 2012 Alix Aymé - Le monde coloniale illustré n° 110 - October 1932 - p178 and 179 Press - Newspaper L'avenir du Tonkin of November 17, 1935 Press - Le Journal - A French woman in Laos - August 3 to 7, 1932
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