French painterDied when: 94 years 90 days (1130 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Aurélie Nemours (29 October 1910 – 27 January 2005) was a Parisian painter who made abstract geometrical paintings and was highly influenced by De Stijl, or neoplasticism.Aurelie Nemours was a partisan artist and acrylic painter.
Establishing her style in 1949 she then used her form of media to conduct research on the interplay of lines and their relationship to colored surfaces, angles, the point of geometric shapes, horizontal and vertical.Beginning as a student, in 1912, she enrolled at the Ecole du Louvre to study Egyptian and Byzantine art.
In 1941 Aurelie Nemours returned to the Andre Lhote Academy.In 1945, she began writing poetry.While for the first time at the Salon of Sacred Art she exhibited in 1946 until 1979.Before any development, she made measurements, studies, sketches and drawings.
Then she went into the essential, black and white or color; for her, the color is “pure energy.” Following an apprenticeship, she developed her vision at various studios and most notably Fernand Léger’s.
Inspired by Léger, Nemour softens her edges of shapes and lines, imbuing her canvases with sensuality of the act of painting itself.
She worked in black and white and bold colors, and honed her visual vocabulary to horizontal and vertical planes, right angles, lines, rectangles, and ultimately, the square, her ideal representation of universal harmony.
She works in series thus from 1965- 1970: the square becomes the key size of her work.Although she stopped painting in 2002, she is honored now and in the future by the artists who have worked consistently and innovatively in the field of thought asserting their own vision.There have been several articles about Aurélie Nemours, including '11th Edition of Artparis Welcomed 43.000 Visitors' written for ArtDaily in 2009.
As well numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'RYTHME DU MILLIMETRE SB' sold at Artcurial Briest-Poulain-F.
Tajan 'Contemporary Art 2 ' in 2012 for $91,005