(SOLD) Original Framed Mid Century Venice Painting On Canvas by Raymond Dominique Sfax (French, 1920-2007) 42.75″W x 31″H
Raymond Dominique Sfax (French, 1920-2007) Original painting signed in lower right corner. An original painting with heavy paint and brushtrokes of what appears to be a scene of Venice with boats in the foreground and buildings in the background.
Dimensions: Framed 42.75″W x 31″H, Art: 35.5″W x 23.75″H
In 2010 the Paris auction house, Chayette et Cheval wrote in their auction catalogue (roughly translated):
“…Born in Tunisia, Dominique Sfax trained at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. In 1946 he participated in the first Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in Paris, alongside Auguste Herbin, César Domela and Félix Del Marle. Entirely devoted to abstract art, the event wants to pay tribute to the great figures of abstraction, such as Malevitch, Mondrian, Van Doesburg, Duchamp-Villon or Delaunay. Sfax writes on this occasion: “It is a fight against everything that tends to bring us back to the common nature of yesterday, to the reality most closely everyday by the paths of the most easily perceptible seduction. [ …] In addition the hope of touching, if not penetrating the harmony of the hidden world is our deep reason to believe in this adventurous approach. From the end of the 1940s, Sfax worked mainly as architect then designer in Italy, collaborating in particular with the Zanotta house from 1967. He did not return to live in France until 1994, settling in Nice, where he lived until his death.”