France • 1865−1937
Contemporaries called him a painter of joy and light, we, too, with this definition I agree. Henri Lebacq (FR. Henri Lebasque) wrote women and children, landscapes and still lifes, seascapes and gardens in bloom, and all is penetrated by sunlight and bliss, and bliss filled. Like, likeMatissehe "I wanted to give solace to a tired man". By the way, with Henri Matisse Leback was really friendly, and references to the master of Fauvism in his work are many: it is the open Windows (Lubaska and Matisse), and Oriental motifs, ornament (1 and 2), and the General atmosphere (1 and 2).

Henri Lebacq often depicted his his wife and children. And, of course, being close to the Impressionists, he painted the sunlight, the air, the shades of color and seems to be happiness itself. The outline of his life quite well: the initial art education at the Beaux arts of Angers, then studying in private art school called the Academy colarossi. One of the teachers of Labasa was Leon Bonn.
The young artist skillfully integrated into the contemporary art process. Along with Matisse Lebas participated in the first Autumn salon in 1903. In the future it will take the concept of Fauvism, though in his interpretation of Fauvism is not particularly dick(FR. fauve wild) and if I may say so, very impressionistic.

Already in 1897, at the gallery Georges Petit held the first solo exhibition of Labasa. Almost 20 years later gallery Petit will get the exclusive right to exhibit and sell his paintings and display of the work of Labasa to the market of America. In addition to Matisse, Lebas met with many artists whose names are well known to us today. A fascination with color with its mother Pierre Bonnardand nabidae. The beauty of the South of France, he opened with Andre Derain, Raoul Dufy, Edouard Vuillard. Pointillismthat somehow paid tribute to almost everything worked in that time, the French artists, is also not passed Labasa. He began to study color theory, has produced excellent samples of work in the style of neo-impressionismand clearly mastered the practice of color, not just the theory – confirmed by his cheerful, Sunny pictures.

Henri Lebacq of those lucky people that were recognized, sought after and loved during his life. His paintings were bought he was invited to participate in various projects. He proved himself as a talented decorator painted the walls in private wealthy homes, designed the théâtre des Champs-elysées and developed sketches for the painting of the transoceanic liners. During the First world war, Lebas was at the army war artist. Finally in Le Cannet, he moved in 1924, and the theme of the South was the main in his work. He still continued to travel, but his house before the end of his life remained in Le Cannet.

Author: Alain Esaulova
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