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During and shortly after the Second World War, de Staël enjoyed some success with his dark abstract paintings, but he shot to international fame when his work later became figurative and more colourful (Mediterranean landscapes, but also footballers). Much of his later work is rather superficial and not unlike posters, but this still life is beautifully conceived with its ragged-edged fields of colour applied with a palette knife.

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Title Les bouteilles
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 62 cm
Width 80 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Nicolas de Staël
Accession number 2669 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1964
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1964
Age artist About 38 years old
Exhibitions Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe
Geographical origin Russia > Eastern Europe > Europe

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Nicolas de Staël

Sint Petersburg 1914 - Antibes 1955

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