Lot n° 6
15000 - 20000
Result with fees
: 22 100EUR
After the attack, original illustration made in 2021. Signed. Acrylic inks and watercolour on paper
36 × 48 cm (14.17 × 18.90 in.)
Amélie again, still dreaming, in a majestic pose. She is a heroine of the Spanish War, who hopes that tomorrow the International will be the human race. In the village of Alcetria, not far from Barcelona, the Republicans do not believe that fascism will triumph. It is, they think, like the owner of the place they have requisitioned: impotent. But they are mistaken. Amélie knows this, but only in a confused way. Underneath her bravado, with a cigarette in her mouth and her eye fixed on the horizon, she's showing off. An assertive attitude that contrasts with her beautiful face, all delicacy and sparkling intelligence. The light shines down to the cartridge belt. This backlighting adds to her conquering pose, cutting out her silhouette on the whiteness of an even brighter snow. Her beauty radiates ideals, youth and hope.
"When I did this one, I thought of Leyendecker, I kind of picked his pocket with this pose, bordering on the theatrical, he did it so well. As for Amélie, I hesitated to offer her a cigarette, I had gummed it up, and then put it back on, it suits Amélie well, the cigarette in her beak, but the day she starts coughing, I promise I won't do it again! "J-P G.
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