Untitled – c. 1963

Marie Raymond

Gallery Diane de Polignac

Oil on canvas
96 x 130 cm / 37.7 x 51.1 in.
Signed “M.Raymond” lower right

marie raymond - peinture de 1963 ca

The 1960s are difficult years for the artist Marie Raymond. The Kleins divorced in 1961. The following year, their son Yves Klein died of a heart attack at the age of only thirty-four. Marie Raymond’s father also died of a heart attack in 1963.
The artist Marie Raymond’s painting was changed forever by these experiences. The painter found inspiration again in her passion for esotericism and the cosmos. From 1964, she painted a series of works that she called Abstraction-Figures-Astres.
The artwork from 1963 work presented here prefigures this series. The brushstrokes of the artist Marie Raymond are more nervous. They swirl towards the center of the canvas.