A 20thC French School Geometric Abstract Painting by Emile Buzon c.1970-80

Origin: French
Period: Mid/Late 20thC
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1970-80 – the frame c.1890
In Frame:
Height: 19”
Width: 15.75”
Depth: 1.5”

The vintage abstract geometric painting, hailing from the seventies, painted in the monochrome non-primary colours of white and black, consisting of triangular sections and mounted in a distressed nineteenth century chocolate painted frame, the work signed on the reverse for Emile Buzon, and being a study in spatial concept, surviving in good original condition.

The picture itself remains in original unrestored condition with no losses or restoration. The frame has losses as photographed, which is part of the intentional overall aesthetic.

Geometric abstract art has had many different stages and facets across the history of art starting from the early XX century and expanding towards the present day. Geometric abstraction arrived after many decades of figurative painting where sensitive images of detailed landscapes, and portraits of pompous characters where featured in many paintings. This fundamental change consisted in the use of simple geometric figures (squares, circles, triangles) combined inside subjective compositions that lived inside surreal spaces. There was no reference to the real world, only fictional, utopic scenarios as if the goal was to say that painting is something that simply one does. It was born as a reaction towards the excess of subjectivity of the visual artists of previous movements in an attempt to distance themselves from the purely emotional. Abstract geometrical art tried to be precise, sticking to the rules of nature and science.  

Buzon painted in oil or acrylic directly on board or canvas and always framed with an old distressed antique style frame.

A wonderful juxtaposition and surely by the hand of an artist whose star is set to rise.