Villon, Jacques

(1875-1963)
   painter, engraver
   Born in Danville, Gaston Duchamp, or Jacques Villon, as he is known (he adopted his pseudonym in honor of François villon), was the brother of the artists marcel duchamp, suzanne duchamp, and Raymond duchamp-villon. He studied in Rouen before coming to Paris in 1892 and worked as an engraver, making posters and drawings of Parisian scenes in a style similar to that of henri de toulouse-lautrec. He also did sketches for Rire and L'Assiette au buerre. After producing works similar to the impressionists and fauvists, he found his own style in cubism, and around 1911, his studio became one of the principal cubists' gathering places. seeking to base his own compositions on mathematical concepts, he reduced the subjects to an abstract play of lines and colored surfaces (Soldats en marche, 1913), or bright tones (Jeu, 1919), a style that continued through the 1920s. After 1935, he sought to produce a pictorial transposition of more traditional subjects and, after 1940, landscapes (Homme dessinant, 1935; Le Nageur, 1936; a series of Potagers, 1941-42; Les Moissons, 1943), while also producing completely nonfigurative works (Les grands Fonds, 1945).

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  • Villon, Jacques — ▪ French painter pseudonym of  Gaston Émile Duchamp   born July 31, 1875, Damville, Normandy, France died June 9, 1963, Puteaux, near Paris       French painter and printmaker who was involved in the Cubist (Cubism) movement; later he worked in… …   Universalium

  • Villon, Jacques — ► (1875 1936) Seudónimo del pintor francés Gaston Duchamp. Obras: Soldados en marcha y Mujer en rojo, entre otras …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Villon, Jacques — pseud. di Duchamp, Gaston …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Jacques Villon — (July 31, 1875 June 9, 1963) was a French cubist painter and printmaker.Early lifeBorn Gaston Emile Duchamp in Damville, Eure, in the Haute Normandie region of France, he came from a prosperous and artistically inclined family. While he was a… …   Wikipedia

  • Villon — Villon, François Villon, Jacques …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Jacques Villon — (* 31. Juli 1875 in Damville; † 9. Juni 1963 in Puteaux bei Paris), eigentlich Gaston Émile Duchamp, war ein französischer Maler und Grafiker. Sein Pseudonym nahm er 1894 nach dem Roman Jack zu Ehren des französischen Dichters Alphonse Daudet,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • VILLON (J.) — L’importance de l’œuvre de Villon n’a guère été reconnue que depuis 1950, alors que l’artiste avait déjà, au cours d’une carrière de plus de cinquante ans, exécuté sept à huit cents toiles et près de cinq cents gravures, dans différentes manières …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jacques Villon — (nombre por el que es más conocido Gaston Emile Duchamp 31 de julio de 1875 9 de junio de 1963) fue un pintor francés influido por el cubismo. Nacido en 1875 en el pueblo normando de Damville, Gaston Duchamp (adoptó el seudónimo de Jacques Villon …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jacques Villon — (31 de julio de 1875 9 de junio de 1963). Pintor. Nacido Gaston Duchamp (adoptó el pseudónimo de Jacques Villon en 1895), era hermano del artista Marcel Duchamp y del escultor Raymond Duchamp Villon …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Villon —   [vi jɔ̃],    1) François, eigentlich F. de Montcorbier [ mɔ̃kɔr bje] oder F. des Loges [ lɔʒ], französischer Dichter, * Paris 1431, ab 1463 verschollen; stammte aus kleinsten Verhältnissen, sein richtiger Familienname ist nicht sicher bekannt.… …   Universal-Lexikon

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