Magnet Chaïm Soutine - The houses
This magnet was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Chaïm Soutine / Willem de Kooning, la peinture incarnée" at the musée de l'Orangerie from 15 September 2021 to 10 January 2022.
Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943)
The houses (details), around 1920-1921 - Oil on canvas H. 58 ; L. 92 cm with frame H. 82 ; L. 117 ; D. 6,5 cm
H. Lewandowski © Photo Rmn - GP, Paris 2021
The Houses were painted in Céret (Pyrénées-Orientales), the painter's more or less forced residence from 1919 to 1922. Indeed, Léopold Zborowski (1889-1932), Soutine's dealer, had sent him to this village, providing him with board and lodging in exchange for sending his work. The painting represents the houses of the Rue de la république seen from the Tins ravine.