Sécan Georges
Sécan Georges, French painter (1913- 1987) was born in Bucharest to a French father (the then Vice-Consul in Bucharest) and a Finnish mother. He studied Art in Paris and Munich, winning various awards and important competitions from the age of 18 onwards.

A wandering spirit, he has sojourned at length in countries in and outside Europe, including India, the Sudan and Egypt. The experiences he gained from his journeys, have left profound traces on his painting. On numerous occasions Sécan has also found inspiration in Italian landscapes.

Whilst remaining apart from the main artistic currents (although the recall to expressionism is not out of place), as well as from the world of galleries and art dealers, Georges Sécan has nevertheless attained international fame as the result of the open praise on the part of both the most important critics and the public, thanks to his prestigious exibitions.

With a warm and vigorous brush-stroke and an exceptional sense of colour, Sécan is the creator of a new genre of painting which, in 1941, he called "Subform" (forms let loose from the profound subconscious). Michel Tapié, on the occasion of an exibition organised for Sécan by the Municipality of Milan at Palazzo Reale, redefined this kind of painting "Subformel" in which the artist tends to express himself by his complete detachemnt from himself in the attempt at once again finding an ancient, lost understanding, that of primitive man faced by his simple and truer subconscious. This commitment is sometimes translated in the transfiguration of the landscape ( a sunset, a sea -bed) or simply by a rhythmic sensation in images of an exasperated expressive violence which, like the blinding intensity of the colour, have few equals in contemporary paintings.

(From the U.T.E.T Encyclopaedia )
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