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Terechkovitch, Constantin (1902-1978) - The Dancer
Ref : 66629
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Period :
20th century
Artist :
Terechkovitch, Constantin (1902-1978)
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Watercolour on paper
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Terechkovitch, Constantin (1902-1978) - The Dancer

Terechkovitch, Constantin (or Kostia)
Near Moscow, May 1st, 1902 – Monaco, June 12, 1978

The Dancer, 1938
Watercolour on paper
Signed and dated lower right “C. Terechkovitch / 1938”
H. 63 cm. / L. 35.5 cm. (on view)

The work, mounted under “museum” glass, is presented in a modern Louis XVI style frame, hand-carved wood frame, gilded with fine gold, from the house R.G., Les Cadres Gault, Paris and Geneva

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The theme of the dancer is one of the favorite subjects of the painter. Our work, dated 1938, may represent his wife Yvette who often serves as a model. If it is not, it is very probably a dancer from the Russian ballets of Monte-Carlo, founded in 1932, at the instigation of Louis II (1870-1949), Prince of Monaco, by the Colonel W. Basil (Vassili Grigorievich Voskressenski, known as; 1888-1951) and René Blum (1878-1943), brother of the French politician Léon Blum (1872-1950).

Great colorist, Terechkovich succeeds, in spite of a refined drawing and a limited chromaticism playing on the opposition between cold colors (gray, blue) and warm colors (yellow, orange and red), to translate the voluntary attitude of the dancer although at rest.

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