Max Jacob and his friends

Prophetic Portrait of Max Jacob

Pierre DE BELAY (Eugène Savigny dit) (1890-1947)

1932

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Pierre de Belay (1890-1947) Portrait Prophétique de Max Jacob, 1932, aquarelle sur papier, 55 x 45,5 cm, dépôt du Musée national d'art moderne © ADAGP Paris

Watercolor on paper

D. 56-2-3

Allocated by the Musée national d'art moderne (Paris) in 1956.

H. 55 cm - L. 45,5 cm

Pierre de Belay, who has witnessed the life of his elder for a quarter of a century, tries to summarize some aspects of it. As a Hindu deity with multiple arms, like a saint on his cross, Max Jacob is surrounded by various evocations of his life: the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre top left, a cubist painting with the Picasso on an easel, a Scene of ballet in the lower right illustrating the Parisian life, an Escape in Egypt reference perhaps to his departure for Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire with the towers of the basilica of this abbey (bottom left).

 

Max Jacob and his friends

Prophetic Portrait of Max Jacob

Pierre DE BELAY (Eugène Savigny dit) (1890-1947)

1932

Enlarge picture jpg 415Ko (See the caption hereafter) (modal window)
Pierre de Belay (1890-1947) Portrait Prophétique de Max Jacob, 1932, aquarelle sur papier, 55 x 45,5 cm, dépôt du Musée national d'art moderne © ADAGP Paris

Watercolor on paper

D. 56-2-3

Allocated by the Musée national d'art moderne (Paris) in 1956.

H. 55 cm - L. 45,5 cm

Pierre de Belay, who has witnessed the life of his elder for a quarter of a century, tries to summarize some aspects of it. As a Hindu deity with multiple arms, like a saint on his cross, Max Jacob is surrounded by various evocations of his life: the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre top left, a cubist painting with the Picasso on an easel, a Scene of ballet in the lower right illustrating the Parisian life, an Escape in Egypt reference perhaps to his departure for Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire with the towers of the basilica of this abbey (bottom left).

 

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