Stanisław Eleszkiewicz (1900 – 1963)

Stanisław Eleszkiewicz. The characters in front of the big bell

Dwie trochę odbiegające prace Eleszkiewicza od jego większości. Autorzy katalogu sugerują, że malarz sugerował się rosyjskim dzwonem Kołolołem. Myślę jednak, że ta praca o dwuznacznej tematyce to parabola odnosząca sie do francuskiej knajpy ‘Pod dzwonem’, gdzie przysiedli dwaj spragnieni mężczyźni i nie ma nic wspólnego z Moskwą. Podziwiam fantazjęi znajomość Francuzów historią dzwonów rosyjskich.

Lot 90. Stanislas ELESZKIEWICZ (Tschoutovo 1900 – 1963 Paris). The characters in front of the big bell. Oil on cardboard, signed lower left. 41 x 33 cm. Estimate 1,500 – 2,000 euro. Oger-Blanchet. 07/02/20. Sold 3,200 euro.

This Ukrainian-born artist of Polish parents settled in Paris in 1923 after having passed through Warsaw, Ahanes and Rome. In the years 1927-1945 he draws for the glass mosaic painter Jean Gaudin. He exhibited in the galleries of Montparnasse and other galleries next to Dufy, Modigliani, Utrillo and Vlaminck. Yet he remains for a long time a forgotten artist of the École de Paris. The expressionism of his canvases, in which he mostly depicts dark alleys and figures of the marginalized, make him one of the most personal artists of this school.
One wonders about the meaning of this mysterious and grotesque composition. Was it inspired by the story of the world’s largest bell – Tsar Kolokol in the Kremlin, which weighs more than 20 tons?

Stanisław Eleszkiewicz. Twilight

Lot 89. Stanislas ELESZKIEWICZ (Tschoutovo 1900 – 1963 Paris). Twilight. Oil on cardboard, signed lower right. 24,5 x 33 cm. Estimate 800 – 1,200 euro. Oger-Blanchet. 07/02/20. Sold 1,100 euro

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