Exhibition Marguerite Louppe Rosenberg & Co

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Rosenberg & Co. is pleased to announce the opening of:
Marguerite Louppe
March 1–March 22, 2024
Rosenberg & Co. is pleased to present Marguerite Louppe, the third and final of our series of small-format exhibitions highlighting the work of three superlative artists from our collection. Previous exhibitions in the series featured seminal street photographer Fred Stein and notable Contemporary artist Aude Herlédan. Though undeniably distinct, these artists personify a dedication to pioneering forms of expression and meticulous consideration of composition. Through the examination of their seminal oeuvres we are able to investigate the shared artistic sensibilities that have traversed mediums to define art of the last century.
Marguerite Louppe, Téléphone, journal et vase. Oil on canvas
Marguerite Louppe, Téléphone, journal et vase. Oil on canvas.
Marguerite Louppe (1902–1988) was a French artist who synthesized Purism, Cubism, and Post-Impressionism in her paintings. She was born to a family of prominent engineers in the North of France and spent her childhood in Paris. Louppe attended a variety of art schools, including the Académie Julian, Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Académie Scandinave, and Académie André Lhote. In particular, the Académie Julian fostered a spirit of independence and radicality that became internalized in Louppe's work.
 At the Académie Julian, Louppe met the painter Maurice Brianchon, whom she married in 1934. Throughout their marriage, Louppe often acted as a manager to Brianchon's career, while still cultivating her own artistic practice. Louppe exhibited her work at the Galerie Charles-August Girar, Galerie Druet, Galerie Louis Carre, and Galerie Rene Drouet. A major shift occurred in her work in 1960, when the couple purchased a country home in Truffières; for the first time in her career, Louppe had a dedicated studio space.
Marguerrite Louppe, Numéro 63. Oil on canvas,
Marguerrite Louppe, Numéro 63. Oil on canvas,
Her studio became one of Louppe's primary subjects, and her early, soft interior scenes evolved into theoretical examinations of artistic practice itself. Consistent rendering of her work surfaces and tools led to Louppe's mature style, which draws upon Cubism and Purism while maintaining her indelible familiarity. She investigated the correlation between the lanky forms of easels with the wide perspective of the surrounding space, and repeatedly painted tables strewn with quotidian or craft-oriented objects; brushes, fans, and flowers were juxtaposed with sketchbooks and draftsmen's triangles.
 Marguerite Louppe, Jeux de carte. Oil on canvas
Marguerite Louppe, Jeux de carte. Oil on canvas.
The garden and landscape surrounding Truffières became Louppe's other main subject, and by the 1960s, her landscapes utilized both a Diebenkorn-like abstraction and the linear refractions seen in her earlier work. The American critic Saul Ostrow described this stylistic shift: "Diagonal force-lines that had once dominated her compositions are replaced by true verticals and horizontals, which define rectilinear forms of modulated color, pushing her Cubism toward Synchronism." In the final period of her artistic life, Louppe exhibited at Galerie des Granges in Geneva in 1978, at the Galerie Yoshii in Paris in 1980, and her final exhibition was at the Galerie Paul Valotton in Lausanne in 1985. The last ten years of Louppe's life were plagued with declining vision and eventual blindness, but she maintained her practice; Louppe believed that painting is a calling, similar to joining a monastic order, and that it demands all the time and devotion one can give.
Marguerite Louppe will be on view March 1–March 22. To see a full list of works in the exhibition, click here.

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