Albert Gleizes

Born in 1881, Gleizes’s early work in painting was strongly influenced by Impressionism. Later, as an admirer of Cézanne, he began to work on the notion of volume and multiplicity of points of view. Between 1910 and 1912, he became friends with Metzinger, Léger and Delaunay, with whom he exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants, creating a scandal with the discovery of Cubism by the general public. With them he took part in the Section d’Or group, which developed a narrower definition of Cubism in parallel with the research of Braque and Picasso, and which, under the influence of André Lhote, developed a search for harmony and ideal forms governed by the principle of the golden section.

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The First World War disperses the group and Gleizes, demobilized, settles in New York. He returned to France in 1919 and turned to teaching and the creation of monumental sets. The works that we have presented at various public auctions illustrate the artist's research, particularly on the importance of volumes and colors distributed in large flat areas. Gleizes' success with art lovers is undeniable and he regularly achieves excellent auction results.
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