Théo Tobiasse 1927 Jaffa (then in Palestine) - 2012 Cagnes-sur-Mer (France)
"I write in my paintings because in the tradition of my people, things only live if they are named. "
“The words in my notebooks are luminous moments made of silence and solitude. They come in my notebooks at unexpected times, in bulk, in waves, there is no need to choose them, there is only to pick them. You have to rub the soul against the flesh to reveal them. "
Words were as important to him as the line, they were an integral part of his work.
In this painting " My cat stretches along a lady from Vence ", one of the other major themes running through his work, the lover, erotic, sometimes immodest woman.