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    Sale 5394

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    10 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 204

    Carlos Nadal (1917-1998)

    La campagne

    Price Realised  


    Carlos Nadal (1917-1998)
    La campagne
    signed and dated 'CNadal/89' (lower right)
    charcoal, brush, black ink and gouache on paper
    9 x 12½in. (22.8 x 32cm.)

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    Sold with a photo-certificate from the Comité Nadal, dated 2/10/08.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Born in Paris in 1917, Carlos Nadal began his artistic education in Barcelona. Having studied at the Catalan capital's School of Fine Arts Nadal moved back to Paris where he established himself as an artist and became acquainted with the great figures of the time, like Picasso and Jean Paul Sartre. Although his work shows the influence of other artists, Raoul Dufy such as, his scenes of dwelling places are ultimately his own intimate visions. Finding the human narrative in an untouched plate of food, a lone figure in a garden or in the open shutters facing out onto a square Nadal unsettles as much as he soothes with his deceptively peaceful compositions.



    Harrogate and London, Duncalfe Galleries Harrogate and London, Carlos Nadal oil and works on paper, 1982