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SEVERINI, Gino.

A Pochoir plate

from Fleurs et Masques.

Stock Code
91776
London, Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1930
£2,800

One of the most remarkable pochoir books. A superb depiction of Cubist still lives, harlequins musicians, and the masks and theatrics of the Commedia dell'Arte.

'Despite abandoning cubism in his paintings in the early 1920s, Severini continued to use cubist elements in his decorative and graphic illustrations. The topics typical of Severini's 1920s neo-cubist style - the still life with musical instruments, fruit, masks, and family - became the index for Fleurs et Masques.

The Fleurs et Masques pochoirs are whimsical (almost resembling playing cards) but at the same time sacred and profane. Throughout, Christian iconography is evident the mother and child reminiscent of Mary and Jesus; 'Ichthus' fish and pigeons substituted for doves, perhaps, and grapes representative of an evangelical banquet.

Gino Severini was an Italian painter, graphic artist, sculptor and writer born in Cortona on the 7th April 1883. In 1899 Severini attended evening classes at the Villa Medici, Rome,

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Description

A stencil pochoir plate coloured by Jean Saudé, printed in Paris under the supervision of Severini, some heightened with gold, from an Edition limited to 125 numbered copies. Framed and glazed, overall size: 45.7 by 55cm.

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