French Sculpture Census

BEAUDIN, André
Mennecy, Seine-et-Marne 1895 - Paris 1980
Gender: M
artist ©: Fair Use (Section 107, Copyright Act, 1976)

BEAUDIN, André (Gustave)
Exhibition catalogue, 1960s:
The Art of André Beaudin had it's origins in the early 1920's. By that time, Cubism had become a complicated and intellectualized system of painting which left little artistic liberty to its adherents. It was natural for a young and talented artist as Beaudin to have turned against Cubism in its extreme development. Thus, though considered a descendant of Cubism and especially of his friend Juan Gris, Beaudin was in fact one of the first, important, younger artists to have reacted pictorially against the continuation of Cubism as such. Compared to the systematization ; contrary to the complexities and rigidity od the fully developed Bubist movement, the Art of Beaudin was distinguished by its sentiments of simplicity, delicacy and poetry.
Beaudin's development over the pas 45 years has been characterizeed by an individuality and a self-imposed artistic isolation which have few parallels. Oblivious to the series of artistic movements which have few parallels. Oblivious to the series of artistic movements which have risen and fallen around him over these years, Beaudin has followed his own particular path. This path of Beaudin is found somewhere in those wide expanses which seperate simple imitation of reality and complete negation of this same reality. Within these limitations and whithin the limitations of his artistic isolation, the Art of Beaudin is marked by its attachment to those objects in the surrounding world to which his sensitivity has been attracted and [|to be continued]
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