1900-2000, a century of artistic creation in the Drôme, the Ardèche and the northern part of the Rhône Valley

mardi 08 novembre 2022 14:30
Lyon , 2-4, rue Saint-Firmin 69008 Lyon
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This unique and unprecedented session consists of two collections, patiently assembled over more than thirty years and almost exclusively devoted to the rediscovery and enhancement of an extremely rich and varied regional heritage, around painting and ceramics.

The departments of the Drôme and the Ardèche and the north of the Rhone valley, on the borders of the Dauphiné and Provence, have shone with the presence of fertile artistic centers, often inspired by popular arts and local traditions.

Quiet and isolated geographical entities, with sumptuous landscapes and contrasting climates, these territories have attracted many beautiful personalities, refugees, exiles fleeing Nazism, or precursors of a return to nature, constituting a unique and still poorly known land of creativity, which it is delightful to rediscover.

The figure of André Lhote in Mirmande, at the origin of a real painting academy, influences many artists from Pierre Palué to Vanber to the wonderful young girls, Marcelle Rivier and Blanche Husek. In 1927, Albert Gleizes initiated Moly-Sabata, a true artistic community in Sablons, on the banks of the Rhône. Alba-la-Romaine in the Ardèche, concentrates many creators from all walks of life, including the American painter Theodore Appleby. Willy Eisenschitz, a Jew born in Austria, enchants the area around Dieulefit with his watercolors.

Other unique figures such as the watercolorist Louis Ageron in Valence, the fascinating Pierre Charbonnier in La Roche-de-Glun, the sunny Mena Loopuyt in Cliousclat, the very committed Jean Saussac in Antraigues or the tumultuous André Auclair in Saint-Thomé complete an extraordinarily rich panel.

As for the decorative arts, ceramics radiates from the old centers of Cliousclat, Dieulefit or Le Poët-Laval, which are regenerated by the contribution of creators from outside, the Orleanian Étienne Noël, pioneer of art ceramics at the beginning of the 1920's in Dieulefit, or the Parisian Jacques Pouchain after the Second World War in Le Poët-Laval, without forgetting the Australian Anne Dangar in Moly-Sabata.

Still very much alive today, there are many ceramists in the Drôme, from Xavier Duroselle, to Michel Wolfahrt to the veteran Jacques Ibarra.

Glassmaking is not left out with Claude and Nicolas Morin, who through their lineage express the synthesis of local values, between tradition and modernity.

Expert : Damien Voutay

Public exhibitions :

Monday November 07 from 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm

Tuesday 08 november from 9am to 11am

Artenchères is at your disposal for a more detailed state of conservation report, on request.

Photographic reproductions may not give an entirely accurate picture of the actual condition of a lot, particularly because the colors or shadows shown in the reproduction may differ from what would be perceived by a direct observer. The dimensions of the Lots are given as an indication, with a reasonable margin of error (less than 10%). Not all defects are visible on the photos, and the appreciation of colors may differ according to the screen.

Our auction house no longer accepts telephone bids for items valued at less than 100 euros. You still have the possibility to give us a purchase order or to bid directly in Live.

The sale fees are 25.2% including tax for voluntary bids (Interenchères Live + 3.6% including tax / Drouot Live + 2.16% including tax) and 14.28% including tax for judicial bids.

Lots preceded by an asterisk are presented at the judicial rate.

Shipping - Transport :

- Pick up directly at our office on appointment

- To mandate a third person to come to recover your purchases (thank you to communicate us the identity of the person by e-mail)

- To call upon Mail Boxes Etc : devis@mbelyon.fr or any other carrier of your choice

- Buy a Colissimo box and send it to us to ship your lot

The lots must be collected within 10 working days after the sale. Beyond that, a storage fee of 7.50 € according to the size and weight of the object will be charged.

Payment by credit card, bank transfer and check. Cash within the limit of 1000 € for French residents and 15000 € for foreign residents.

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