Saturday, December 12, 2015

13 Paintings by Tobiasse, Theo b.1927

Born in Palestine, of Lithuanian parents,  in 1927, but raised in German occupied Paris, Tobiasse spent two crucial years of his youth hiding in total isolation from the Nazis.  After World War II he worked as a commercial artist until 1961, when he turned to painting full time. 

Theo Tobiasse, Je viens du pays du miel et du lait
JE VIENS DU PAYS DU MIEL ET DU LAIT
 23.62 X 31.5 in (60 X 80 cm)
oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1972
Signed

He attributes his works to his real life experiences. He believes that because of these experiences, he has reached a place of perfect contentment and harmony. This is apparent in his works through the use of colors and textures.

Theo Tobiasse, Toute la ville écoute
TOUTE LA VILLE ÉCOUTE
 21.65 X 25.59 in (55 X 65 cm)
oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1975
Signed

In 1950 Theo moved to Nice where he continued to paint. He had his first 

exhibition at the Palais de le Mediterranee in 1961 where he also won the grand prize. This helped him to make the decision to quit his other career and devote his time entirely to art.

Theo Tobiasse, Quand tu danses je ne suis plus seul
QUAND TU DANSES JE NE SUIS PLUS SEUL
 19.69 X 26.38 in (50 X 67 cm)
mixed media on paper mounted on canvas
Creation Date: 1973
Signed

In 1960, his work was noticed at an exhibition of young artists at the Palais de la Mediterranee in Nice and he won first prize. From then on art galleries and collectors continued to show interest in his work and by 1962 Theo Tobiasse was finally able to devote himself entirely to painting. In 1970, he moved into his studio on Quai Rauba-Capeu, overlooking the Port of Nice.

Theo Tobiasse, L'homme assis retourne vers son passe
L'HOMME ASSIS RETOURNE VERS SON PASSE
31.89 X 39.76 in (81 X 101 cm)
oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1970
Signed

 In 1976 he moved again to St. Paul-de-Vence where he rediscovered both the sky of Jerusalem and that of Florence. It was in Nice, the city he had adopted on leaving Paris, that his pictorial expression came into its own. Initially profane and close to certain bestiaries, his subjects rapidly evolved towards reminiscences about his childhood: buses that he had caught sight of on his journey to France, boats with wheels on the Nieman in Lithuania, tea kettles, the warmth of the fireside, the trains when he arrived in Paris at dawn, the smokiness of railway stations, etc. 
Theo Tobiasse, Je sens la douceur de vivre
JE SENS LA DOUCEUR DE VIVRE
23.62 X 28.74 in (60 X 73 cm)
oil on canvas
Signed

Since 1980, Theo Tobiasse has travelled a great deal in the United States. On a detour, via Mexico, he discovered the impressive Aztec sites of the Yucatan, whose sculptures and engraved stones left their mark on him for a certain period. Fascinated by New York, he decided to find a place where he could work for several months every year. 

Theo Tobiasse, Venise couleur de miel VI
VENISE COULEUR DE MIEL VI
10.63 X 13.78 in (27 X 35 cm)
oil on canvas
Signed

Theo Tobiasse, Mazal Tov
MAZAL TOV
10.63 X 13.78 in (27 X 35 cm)
oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1969
Signed

Le lait de tes brebis le raisin de tes vignes
27.5 X 21.5 in (69.85 X 54.61 cm)
Medium:  Poster
 Circa 1970

Theo Tobiasse, La foule aux yeux comiques et tristes
LA FOULE AUX YEUX COMIQUES ET TRISTES
35.5 X 35.5 in (90.17 X 90.17 cm)
Oil on canvas
Signed

Theo Tobiasse, Vence et le chat assis
VENCE ET LE CHAT ASSIS
76 X 51.19 in (193.04 X 130.02 cm)
Oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1969

Theo Tobiasse, Sur la route de Babylon
SUR LA ROUTE DE BABYLON
26.38 X 20.08 in (67 X 51 cm)
Gouache
Creation Date: 1975
Signed

Theo Tobiasse, Le cheval qui faisait rire l'enfant
LE CHEVAL QUI FAISAIT RIRE L'ENFANT
22.44 X 29.92 in (57 X 76 cm)
Lithograph printed in colors
Signed
Edition Number: 65/200

Theo Tobiasse, Le Duomo de Firenze
LE DUOMO DE FIRENZE
6.3 X 8.66 in (16 X 22 cm)
oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1969
Signed


Acknowledgement: Mutual Art, ROGALLERY.COM,