Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Nicolas de Staël

55 years ago today Nicolas de Staël ended his life.

Nicolas de Staël was born in 1914 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was then reared in Brussels and traveled extensively before settling in France in 1940. De Staël evolved a highly abstract style, developing a rich color fabric combined with strong elements of tension.

On March 16th, 1955, he jumped to his death in Antibes, France.
Le Concert was his final painting. This masterpiece can be viewed in the beautiful Musée Picasso in Antibes, France.


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