SOLD – Marc Baumann, “Ekta Dia, abstraction in blue”, 1991, canvas


What I like

I like the very peaceful side of the palette of this work, in particular this washed blue, very worked background. The work drawing a leaning rectangle, itself centered with a square motif in brighter hues, where the blue is more accentuated with white, yellow and even pink, is extremely lively: the brushstrokes are extremely diverse: no doubt the painter has he used a brush but also knives.

I like the fact that this painter is represented in national collections and has received awards, that he has been widely exhibited.

This painter deserves to be appreciated for his fine work: in front of this canvas, one can let one’s mind wander, towards a universe of constructed beauty but which does not impose anything: each one makes his way thanks to this writing while restrained and in delicacy, without being at any time cutesy.

Technical description

Marc BAUMANN (1921-2012)

“Ekta Dia, abstraction in blue”, 1991

Oil on canvas signed lower right and dated 91, countersigned, dated and titled in marker on the back and labeled.

Around 1991.

Surround of natural wood sticks.

Dimensions and weight

Height: 97 cm – Width: 67 cm

Weight: 1kg

Mix & Match

This painting is subtle with its calm palette, in the blues: suddenly, its large size is not a handicap but a great asset: we have a work of art endowed with its own personality, which will flourish on your walls, whatever other paintings and sculptures you present. Similarly, its soft chromatic range allows it to rub shoulders with a Louis XV period gilded wooden console as well as to give a bit of its shimmer to the Banque de France desk in walnut veneer and chromed metal, from the 1965s. .

On the walls, we can make him meet the tapestry of Daniel de Linières, Vent d’été, with the selected colored range, or always of Daniel de Linières, the tapestry Nuit d’Espagne, whose very colorful flat areas will be a counterpoint in the calm of Baumann.

More allusively, the Cubico chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, with its bluish verrines and chromed metal, will resonate with the poetry of Ekta Dia by Baumann.

Finally, on a table placed not far from our painting, the chrome curves of our Finimetal lamp will be able to illuminate it.

SKU 129 Category


To know more

The artist

Marc Baumann is a French abstract painter born in 1921 in Paris, who lived in Morainvilliers (Yvelines), died in 2012 in Orange (Vaucluse).

Marc Baumann trained in painting at the National School of Decorative Arts between 1940 and 1947, in Raymond Legueult’s studio. Based in Sceaux, in 1945 he won the Prix d’honneur of the François Desnoyer workshop. He designed tapestry cartoons made in Aubusson and for the Manufacture des Gobelins, notably Le Printemps in 1950 and Poème à la mer in 19513.

It was around 1980 that the painting of Marc Baumann slipped from figuration to abstraction.

Personal exhibitions:

Nayberg Gallery, Paris, 1978.

Air France Gallery, Paris, 1979.

Emma Gallery, Paris, 1980.

Rolde Gallery, Paris, 1981.

Muscade Gallery, Paris, 1985, 1987, 1989.

Saint-Louis Gallery, Poissy, 1995.

Town hall of Aubergenville, 1996.

Sales of the Marc Baumann studio, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, November 22, 1999 and March 19, 2001.

Marc Baumann – Retrospective, Domaine Berson, Mantes la Jolie, January-February 2016.

Critical reception

“In the contemporary world, there is no longer any real border between East and West. The artist, freeing himself day by day, achieves an art without borders, universal. Zao Wou-Ki the Chinese and Marc Baumann the French go to the summary, to the essential. Nothing other than painting and the feeling that runs through it… For them, painting is a melody expressing chance, indecision, imagination, transparencies, lights, hidden cracks. Technique disappears before emotion. The color no longer exists. The only thing that counts is the vibration… The writing in this calligraphy leaves traces of lost footsteps, doubts, hesitations, repentances, eternal new beginnings and great enthusiasm. Painting of the soul which does not say but which suggests, which slips from one canvas to another without ever repeating itself. One painting leads to another. A painting is an opening to the next. With these two painters, a painting is inside a chain, a series, going until the exhaustion of the theme. They are of the restless race of demanding painters, concentrated, silent, serene. – Joel Millon and Claude Robert.

Awards and Recognition :

Honorary prize from the François Desnoyer workshop, 1945.

Medal from the city of Mantes-la-Jolie, 1978, 1980.

Deauville Grand Prix, 1979.

Prize at the Salon du Mans, 1979.

Public Collections:

National Furniture, Paris

National Center for Plastic Arts, Paris, deposit: Rectorate of the Académie de Paris

A beautiful authentic painting at a fair price

This painting has been carefully selected for its aesthetic qualities, its originality and its fair price. Our choice favors above all the talent shown by Marc Baumann in this work, guarantee of a valuation of your new acquisition in your interior and an ability to dialogue with your furniture, to agree and to mix to create a decoration. unique.

Buying a vintage painting is surely a reasonable investment, so great is the appetite for the 1960s/1970s.

Finally, buying a vintage painting preserves the resources of planet earth.

Additional information
Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 67 × 97 cm


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Dominique de Paillerets is passionate about objects and art. He likes to combine Design furniture from the 70s and the 18th century, in the spirit Combining refinement and the spirit of the seventies

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