Monday, June 04, 2007

Art_3 : Surrealism is about dreams #87

This painting by Chamar caught my eye at an auction sale one year ago. Its title "Reve surrealiste" sounded redundant. I was fascinated by the weird balance of the egg caught between rocks, the impossibility of going there in the first place as the two rocks are narrower above. The blue sky had a Magritte taste.. I was lucky as most people bidding were not interested at all in this work, they had in mind more abstract paintings and I had no difficulty to get this one. It is endlessly taht I can look at it, the egg reminds me of a similar curious egg which hangs in some Piero della Francesca painting.


Anonymous Miss Violet said...

I love it. I love eggs -- the image of eggs, anyway. Who was it who hated eggs--Alfred Hitchcock? I can't recall, but Freud would have a lot to say about it.

I owe you a CD of the Spires. I think you might like them. And my band just recorded some songs, too. We need to mix them, but I will send them when they're ready.


1:20 AM  
Blogger rb said...

I love it too

the fragile egg suspended between a rock and a hard place, with a whole world inside it, potential life and future

Happy Solstice!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Karen Lipman said...

I have one simular to yours. Have not been able to value the large painting. Do you have any info on the artist or value?
Mine is if a man carrying a huge rock on his back...with huge sky above.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Jacques_ said...

Alain Martin-Chave,1926-1980, known as "Chamar" was a French painter from the South of France.
The surrealistic paintings are from his last period during the 70's.
A similar large painting was auctioned for $1000, ten years ago.

5:13 AM  

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