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Multiplicatiion of the Arcs, 1954 by Yves Tanguy (1900-1955, France)

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Multiplicatiion of the Arcs, 1954 by Yves Tanguy (1900-1955, France)
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"Multiplicatiion of the Arcs"

Yves Tanguy - 102 x 152 cm - 1954 - (Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States))

During 1952 and 1953 Tanguy produced a marvelous series of drawings, but few paintings, in part because of ill health, in part because he and his wife traveled abroad to attend the openings of their solo exhibitions in Paris and Rome. (Tanguy also showed his pictures in Milan.) But back in Woodbury, to his vast relief, he began to work again, painting the fine The Mirage of Time, and the two sparkling little canvases, Saltimbanques and Where Are You? And during the final months of his life he completed what is almost certainly the greatest work of his entire, dedicated career -- Multiplication of the Arcs. he picture is sort of a boneyard of the world, its inexplicable objects gathered in fantastic profusion before a soft and brooding sky. The close gradations of light, tone and form are handled with such acumen that a pristine order evolves, whose poetic impact is more than likely to establish the picture as one of the masterworks in the art of our time.



 
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Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy (January 5, 1900 – January 15, 1955), known as Yves Tanguy, was a French surrealist painter.

Tanguy was born in Paris, France, the son of a retired navy captain. His parents were both of Breton origin. After his father's death in 1908, his mother moved back to her native Locronan, Finistère, and he ended up spending much of his youth living with various relatives.

In 1918, Yves Tanguy briefly joined the merchant navy before being drafted into the Army, where he befriended Jacques Prévert. At the end of his military service in 1922, he returned to Paris, where he worked various odd jobs. By chance, he stumbled upon a painting by Giorgio de Chirico and was so deeply impressed he resolved to become a painter himself in spite of his complete lack of formal training.

Tanguy had a habit of being completely absorbed by the current painting he was working on. This way of creating artwork may have been due to his very small studio which only had enough room for one wet piece.

Through his friend Jacques Prévert, in around 1924 Tanguy was introduced into the circle of surrealist artists around André Breton. Tanguy quickly began to develop his own unique painting style, giving his first solo exhibition in Paris in 1927, and marrying his first wife later that same year. During this busy time of his life, André Breton gave Tanguy a contract to paint 12 pieces a year. With his fixed income, he painted less and only ended up creating eight works of art for Breton.

Throughout the 1930s, Tanguy adopted the bohemian lifestyle of the struggling artist with gusto, leading eventually to the failure of his first marriage. In 1938, after seeing the work of fellow artist Kay Sage, Tanguy began a relationship with her that would eventually lead to his second marriage.

With the outbreak of World War II, Sage moved back to her native New York, and Tanguy, judged unfit for military service, followed her. He would spend the rest of his life in the United States. Sage and Tanguy were married in Reno, Nevada on August 17, 1940. Toward the end of the war, the couple moved to Woodbury, Connecticut, converting an old farmhouse into an artists' studio. They spent the rest of their lives there. In 1948, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

In January 1955, Tanguy suffered a fatal stroke at Woodbury. His body was cremated and his ashes preserved until Sage's death in 1963. Later, his ashes were scattered by his friend Pierre Matisse on the beach at Douarnenez in his beloved Brittany, together with those of his wife.

Yves Tanguy's paintings have a unique, immediately recognizable style of nonrepresentational surrealism. They show vast, abstract landscapes, mostly in a tightly limited palette of colors, only occasionally showing flashes of contrasting color accents. Typically, these alien landscapes are populated with various abstract shapes, sometimes angular and sharp as shards of glass, sometimes with an intriguingly organic look to them, like giant amoebae suddenly turned to stone.

Tanguy's style was an important influence on several younger painters, such as Roberto Matta, Wolfgang Paalen, and Esteban Francés, who adopted a Surrealist style in the 1930s. Later, Tanguy's paintings (and, less directly, that of de Chirico) influenced the style of the French animated movie Le Roi et l'oiseau, by Paul Grimault and Prévert.

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Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy, né le 5 janvier 1900 à Paris et mort le 15 janvier 1955 à Woodbury, Connecticut (États-Unis), est un peintre et un dessinateur surréaliste français naturalisé américain. Le père et la mère d'Yves Tanguy sont d'origine bretonne. Il naît au ministère de la Marine, place de la Concorde à Paris, où son père, adjudant-survei...
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Yves Tanguy (* 5. Januar 1900 in Paris, als Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy † 15. Januar 1955 in Woodbury, USA) war ein französischer Maler des Surrealismus. Yves Tanguys Landschaften sind mal luftig leicht, ähneln Wolkenformationen, mal erinnern sie an die Tiefen des Meeresgrunds, mal an die Oberfläche fremder Planeten, nie aber sind sie eindeutig fa...
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Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy (Parigi, 5 gennaio 1900 – Woodbury, 15 gennaio 1955) è stato un pittore francese appartenente al movimento surrealista. Compie studi regolari a Parigi. Durante il liceo conosce Pierre Matisse con il quale stringe una amicizia che si rivelerà duratura. Nel 1918 entra nella marina mercantile e compie numerosi viaggi in Afr...
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Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy, (5 de enero de 1900 – 15 de enero de 1955), fue un pintor surrealista. Nació en París, (Francia) y era hijo de un capitán de marina retirado. Sus padres eran ambos de origen bretón. A la muerte de su padre en 1908, su madre volvió a su pueblo natal Locronan, Finisterre, y Tanguy convivió la mayor parte de su juventud co...
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Ив Танги́ (фр. Yves Tanguy 5 января 1900, Париж — 15 января 1955, Уотербери, Коннектикут) — французский и американский художник-сюрреалист. Родился в семье отставного морского офицера, выходца из Бретани. Начал свою карьеру моряком торгового флота. Вдохновился полотнами Кирико. В 1925 примкнул к движению сюрреалистов. В 1927 открыл свою первую пер...
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イヴ・タンギー(Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy, 1900年1月5日 - 1955年1月15日)は20世紀のフランス出身の画家。 1900年、パリで生まれる。両親はブルトン人のルーツを持っていた。 1918年に軍隊に入隊。そこでジャック・プレヴェールと出会い、生涯交友をもった。1922年に兵役を終え、その後偶然ジョルジョ・デ・キリコの絵画を目にし、絵画に目覚めた。それまで全く美術経験はなく、正規の教育を受けずに独学で絵画を学んだ。 ジャック・プレヴェールの紹介で、1924年にアンドレ・ブルトン率いるシュルレアリスム運動の画家達と出会う。それからタンギーは独自の絵画様式を身につけ、1927年には初めての個展を行った。この個展を見てブルトンは、タンギーを「もっとも純粋なシ...
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During 1952 and 1953 Tanguy produced a marvelous series of drawings, but few paintings, in part because of ill health, in part because he and his wife traveled abroad to attend the openings of their solo exhibitions in Paris and Rome. (Tanguy also showed his pictures in Milan.) But back in Woodbury, to his vast relief, he began to work again, painting the fine The Mirage of Time, and the two sparkling little canvases, Saltimbanques and Where Are You? And during the final months of his life he completed what is almost certainly the greatest work of his entire, dedicated career -- Multiplication of the Arcs. he picture is sort of a boneyard of the world, its inexplicable objects gathered in fantastic profusion before a soft and brooding sky. The close gradations of light, tone and form are handled with such acumen that a pristine order evolves, whose poetic impact is more than likely to establish the picture as one of the masterworks in the art of our time.
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