Although Louis Latapie did not date this work, Nature Morte aux Fruits exhibits the tendency away from cubism and towards abstraction that Latapie experienced later in his career. This painting boasts a vibrant color scheme that is common in the artist’s paintings from the late 1930’s forward. In this abstract-cubist work, Latapie allows the viewer to enter the canvas at an impossible view point. The pears and apples that the artist has painted exhibit a playfulness that is further accented by the organic shapes that appear on the wall paper and carpeting below. Beginning in 1949 and continuing through the 1950’s, Louis Latapie painted a plethora of works with the nature morte theme. According to Madame Laure Latapie Nature Morte aux Fruits was completed in 1949.
Jody Klotz Fine Art, Abilene, Texas, Modernism: Texas/American/European, Spring-Summer 2015
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