Lot 44
Voorjaarsveiling 2017
Gaston Bertrand (1910-1994)

'Altamira XXII'

signed and dated 'XII 62' (lower right)

watercolour, 40x55 cm

During a trip to Spain Bertrand visited the Cave of Altamira. In the large space, Bertrand lay down on the floor to sketch the bison on the ceiling. The expressive quality of the animal fascinated him: drawn on the rock in red and yellow ocher colours, with some deep scratches to accentuate certain details, and almost all with a black outline. Just as in Chinese calligraphy Bertrand simplified the figures into a single line on a white background.

€ 500,00
€ 500,00
€ 500,00

Hamerprijs: € 500