Claude Venard is a post-Cubist style artist who embraces life and paints his canvasses in a spirit of creative happiness. He enjoys playing with the chromatic qualities of his palette and indulging in the sheer pleasure of working the paint. His powerful works are redolent with bright colours.


Claude Venard. His Parisian youth

Claude Venard was born in Paris in a family originally from Burgundy.
At the age of 17 he decided to become a painter. He spent a brief 2 days at the École des Beaux-Arts and finally preferred to study by himself.
In the mid-1930s, he honed his artistic skill by restoring paintings with a master restorer at the Louvre Museum. From 1935 onwards, he participated in exhibitions devoted to modern art throughout the world, notably in Paris.

In 1936, he took part in a group exhibit of the “Forces Nouvelles”, a new artistic movement to which Pierre Tal-Coat and André Marchand belonged. The movement originated in the “avant-garde” and urged a return to strict and traditional craftsmanship principles. Claude Venard eventually rebelled against it. The strict discipline of the “Forces Nouvelles” group no longer suited him. He developed his signature post-Cubist style, roughly applying his colors with a palette knife and creating a “raw” core of geometric shapes.

Claude Venard. Post-Cubism painter

Initially, Claude Venard made his way, picking his elders’ research as primitive painters did. He took a close interest in Gustave Courbet, Paul Cézanne, and constructivism, before moving towards post-Cubism, to which he remained faithful.
However, his painting evolved. He gradually accentuated his palette’s chroma, and used the rawest tones in a very thick paste, often applied with a knife. Lover of life, perhaps his ambition was to achieve art that could be drunk and eaten. During the 1950s, his paintings became more abstract. “I don’t mean to say that ugliness is the greatest of virtues, but a work of art must be powerful, without the use of wanton tricks. »

Claude Venard style

Claude Venard was easily enthused and deeply absorbed what he admired with an undeniable ruthlessness. Inquisitive, he often changed models, while keeping his distinctive angular style. His career included personal exhibitions in Paris, London, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Munich, Buenos Aires, and Tokyo. His work is in various permanent collections, including the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Tate Gallery in London, the Met in New York, and the Tokyo Museum. Since 2005, Claude Venard’s work is part of the Estade Gallery’s permanent collection and exhibited on the four locations of the Estades Gallery, in Paris, Lyon, Toulon, and Baden-Baden.

Claude Venard. His artwork price

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Auction sales are appreciated because they offer the opportunity to purchase a work of art at a very interesting price or even to buy works in lots, or series. But it is a process that requires a great deal of availability on your part.

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The Estades Gallery brings you the opportunity to acquire major works by Claude Venard, whether a print, drawing, lithography, oil on canvas, gouache, watercolor, pastel, or sculpture.

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Claude Venard. Estimated value

Deciding on a price for a work of art is not easy to do. One does not set a price for an oil on canvas by an artist like Claude Venard, as one would estimate the price of a book.

Any practical aspect aside, how can you evaluate an artwork, a talent, an emotion, an atmosphere? Some determine that the value of an artwork is relative or subjective. However, practical realities need to be taken into account when estimating a contemporary artist like Claude Venard. These are substantial steps:

  • Material cost
  • Style
  • The market in which the artist operates
  • Visual quality
  • The artist’s career path
  • Format
  • Working time
  • The complexity of the subject

For example, an oil on canvas by Claude Venard sells between €6,000 and €45,000.

Claude Venard. The authentification of his work

Do you own an original work by Claude Venard, signed by the artist? Then, you have reached the first step toward its authentication.
The signature of a work of art is indeed a key element in the authentication process, but beware; it is not a complete guarantee of its authenticity. Why? Because, if the artists’ work can be forged, so his signature

Many artists, like Claude Venard, are victims of forgery. You will need a certificate of authenticity to sell the work on the art market and get the best price. An expert specialized in the artists’ work, an auctioneer, or a gallery owner can sign a certificate of authenticity.

Claude Venard. The value of his art

The value of an artist and his work of art is vital to any potential art buyer, curious individual, or art lover. Why do some contemporary artists like Claude Venard sell works for a few hundred euros while others can be valued at several thousand euros?

It can be difficult to fully understand the price of some artists’ work if buying and selling art is an obscure and arcane domain.

Experts reviews, aesthetic or financial criteria, and the number of exhibitions are some of the criteria for evaluating artwork.

However, what causes the value of an artwork by contemporary artist Claude Venard is not only based on aesthetic criteria.

The number of exhibits, prestige, notoriety, number, and name of his collectors are among some additional parameters.

The price of artwork by Claude Venard grows over time. What is the gallery owner’s role in all this? He contributes to the change of value by supporting the artist, talking about his work, sharing his knowledge of the artist and his work, buying his art, and reselling it as an object that will contribute to art history.

See some examples of works by Claude VENARD available for sale
See the work of Modern Masters exhibited at the Estades Gallery
Born 1913
Died 1999

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