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Opening April 18, 2019

Ptotography: A. Jones

Casimir reymond in Panex

Casimir Reymond at the age of 21 with his brother Emmanuel, a teacher in Panex-sur-Ollon in 1914.

Ptotography: France Vauthey Brun

CR-200 Self-Portrait
Self-portrait
Casimir Reymond
Oil on jute
45 x 34 cm
Grenette Period
CR-107 Coffee Scene
Coffee scene
Casimir Reymond
Pencil and pastel on paper
34.5 x 63.4 cm
La Grenette period
First inspiration
First inspiration

Gifted in drawing since childhood, Casimir Reymond is first and foremost a young painter with promising talent whose pictorial audacity sublimates the authenticity of his native rural world, beyond the precepts of his masters, towards the incessant search for true plastic expression.

CR-73 The Harvest at Vaulion
The harvest at Vaulion
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
83 x 69 cm
Grenette Period
CR-45 Gardener at waist
Gardener at the waist
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
72 x 53 cm
Begnins Period
CR-63 The Bellefontaine Gardener
Bellefontaine's gardener
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
84.5 x 60.5 cm
Begnins Period
CR-49 Harvesters carrying baskets
Harvesters
Casimir Reymond
Oil on jute
116 x 81 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-140 Two Blacksmiths
Two blacksmiths
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
95.7 x 68.5 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-81 Mowers
Reapers
Casimir Reymond
Pastel on paper
17.5 x 23 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-68 The Village of Vaulion
The village of Vaulion
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
79 x 107 cm
Grenette Period
CR-87 Country Ball
Country Ball
Casimir Reymond
Pastel on paper
19 x 28 cm
Vaulion Period
The flight
The flight

From the shoulders of giants such as Ferdinand Hodler, Paul Cézanne, Cuno Amiet, Hermanjat, Giovanni Giacometti and his master Eugène Gilliard, he set out resolutely towards a more personal creativity, innovative in colour and composition, driven by an imperative vision of the gestures and volumes that would lead him to sculpture.

CR-66 Mowers
Reapers
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
80 x 64 cm
Grenette Period
CR-99 Farmer spilling water
Farmer sprawling
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
147 x 81 cm
Grenette Period
CR-61 Two mowers
Two reapers
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
81 x 64 cm
Grenette Period
CR-201 Card Players
Card Players
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
146 x 178 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-145 The Man in the Blue Pants
The man in the blue pants
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
142 x 104 cm
Grenette Period
CR-144 Bearded Man's Head Smoking Pipe
Bearded man smoking a pipe
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
41 x 33 cm
Begnins Period
CR-84 Harvesters
Harvesters
Casimir Reymond
Watercolour on paper
2 x : 13 x 23 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-86 Two mowers
Two reapers
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
21.5 x 29 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-85 Field Lunch Break
Lunch break in the fields
Casimir Reymond
Watercolour on paper
24 x 39 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-20 Peaches, Grapes and Prunes
Peaches, grapes and prunes
Casimir Reymond
Watercolour on paper
24 x 50 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-141 Diana and the Nymphs
Diane and the nymphs
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
46 x 27 cm
Paris Period
CR-75 The Blue Cradle
The Blue Cradle
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
53 x 63.5 cm
Grenette Period
CR-67 Knitters
Knitters
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
92.5 x 72 cm
Grenette Period
CR-69 Begnins: Gardener's Lane
Begnins: the gardener's alley
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
50 x 61 cm
Begnins Period
CR-48 L.-A. Reymond and his daughter Valentine
L.-A. Reymond and his daughter Valentine
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
79.5 x 65 cm
Begnins Period
CR-47 L.-A. Reymond in shoemaker's apron
L.-A. Reymond cobbler
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
120 x 85 cm
Grenette Period
Convergence of the design
Convergence of the design

Casimir Reymond draws all the time, on everything he has at hand, with a genuine frenzy of research.
He develops multiple graphic writings whose progressive fragmentation becomes similar to that of his sculptor's chisel strokes or to that of his clay balls shaped with his thumb.

CR-06 Reading light
Reading light
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
25 x 32 cm
Parisian period
CR-11 Nude leaning on his left arm
Nude leaning on his left arm
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
25 x 32.5 cm
Parisian period
CR-07 Nude back
Back Nude
Casimir Reymond
Sepia Lavi on paper
25 x 18.5 cm
Parisian period
CR-02 Sitting nude
Nude sitting from behind
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
24 x 16 cm
Parisian period
CR-03 Fishing Vessel
Fishing boat
Casimir Reymond
Pen, India ink on paper
25 x 32.5 cm
Spanish Period
CR-52 Reading Nude
Nude reading
Casimir Reymond
Pen, India ink on paper
24.5 x 11.5 cm
Parisian period
CR-17 Winegrower at break
Winegrower at the break
Casimir Reymond
Blood on paper
55 x 36 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-08 Cartoon Self-Portrait
Caricatured self-portrait
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
37 x 25.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-90 Self-Portrait
Self-portrait
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
48 x 32 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-34 Face and Nude
Face and nudes
Casimir Reymond
Pen, blue ink on paper
25 x 37.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-04 Sketches
Sketches
Casimir Reymond
Pen, blue ink on paper
42 x 50 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-76 Teenage Valentine
Teenage Valentine
Casimir Reymond
Pen, India ink on paper
34.5 x 26 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-83 Self-Portrait
Self-portrait
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
45 x 34 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-29 Picnic
Picnic
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
23 x 35 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-30 Women's Group
Women's Group
Casimir Reymond
Blue pencil on paper
21 x 29.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-01 Three Sketches for Sculptures
Three sketches for sculptures
Casimir Reymond
Pen, India ink on paper
25 x 27 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-56 Study for Sculptures
Study for sculptures
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
46 x 31 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-39 Bathers
Bathers
Casimir Reymond
Grease pencil on paper
58.5 x 44.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-135 Study for the Craft Industry
Study for the Craft Industry
Casimir Reymond
Sculpture in plaster
52 x 18 x 16 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-74 Valentine, sister of the artist
Valentine, sister of the artist
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
40 x 36 cm
Vaulion Period
CR_SC-112 Self-Portrait of Jean Clerc
Self-portrait of Jean Clerc
Jean Clerc
Bronze Sculpture
25 x 12 x 15 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-59 Stacking Sketch 1
Sketch of stacks 1
Casimir Reymond
Ballpoint pen on paper
25 x 37.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-58 Stacking Sketch 2
Sketch of stacks 2
Casimir Reymond
Ballpoint pen on paper
25 x 37.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-113 The Madelon
The Madelon
Casimir Reymond
Sculpture in cement
25 x 12 x 17.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-25 Blue Naiad
Blue Naiad
Casimir Reymond
Blue pencil on paper
21.5 x 30.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-114 The Distracted
The Distracted
Casimir Reymond
Bronze Sculpture
52 x 18 x 16 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-27 Pegasus
Pegasus
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
24.5 x 37.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-28 Angry Shot
Angry outburst
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
21.5 x 28 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-12 On the Way to the Vine
On the way to the vineyard
Casimir Reymond
Ballpoint pen on paper
37.5 x 25 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-32 Structured Torque
Structured torque
Casimir Reymond
Felt pen on paper
21 x 30 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-33 Destructured Torque
Destructured torque
Casimir Reymond
Felt pen on paper
21 x 30 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-35 Skier in Fog
Skier in the fog
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
25 x 37.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-26 Football Players
Football players
Casimir Reymond
Black ink pen on paper
37.4 x 25 cm
Lausanne Period
Emergence of the sculptor
Emergence of the sculptor

On the advice of Félix Vallotton, Casimir Reymond stays in Paris in the midst of the crisis of the twenties: his painting does not sell.
Displeased by the industrial transformation of his primary inspiration - rurality - he concentrated on the human figure through modelling and sculpture, initially classical in style.

CR_SC-126 Sitting girl
Sitting girl
Casimir Reymond
Sculpture in raw clay
31 x 14 x 17 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-132 Reclining Nude
Reclining nude
Casimir Reymond
Painted plaster sculpture
52 x 12 x 9 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-124 Seated Bather
Seated bather
Casimir Reymond
Sculpture in plaster
27 x 16 x 13 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-111 Maiden's Head
Girl's head
Casimir Reymond
Bronze Sculpture
34 x 20 x 23 cm
Lausanne Period
Official recognition
Official recognition

These first sculptures, financed in part by the Lausanne gallery owner Paul Vallotton, triggered official commissions from the City of Lausanne: in particular the Caryatides of the Federal Court, then the Crafts and Agriculture of the Palais de Beaulieu, and the Grape Harvest in the Denantou Park, for which he carried out preparatory modelling.

CR_SC-127 Studies for Agriculture
Studies for Agriculture
Casimir Reymond
Sculpture in plaster
3x: 20 x 10 x 7 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-131 Harvest Study
Study for the Harvest
Casimir Reymond
Terracotta Sculpture
19.5 x 31 x 11 cm
Lausanne Period
Art teacher
Art teacher

The position of professor at the Cantonal School of Drawing and Applied Art in Lausanne frees him from economic difficulties and allows him to dispense his experience as a practitioner while continuing his work of sculpture, preferably small format, closer to the fingers like drawing.

CR_SC-125 Woman with Veil
Woman with a veil
Casimir Reymond
Terracotta Sculpture
26.5 x 9 x 9 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-133 Nude with bun
Nude with bun
Casimir Reymond
Terracotta Sculpture
19 x 9 x 3 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-115 The Thought
The pensive
Casimir Reymond
Terracotta Sculpture
27 x 8 x 11 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-134 Standing Nude
Standing Nude
Casimir Reymond
Sculpture in plaster
52 x 12 x 9 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-123 Squatting Woman
Woman squatting
Casimir Reymond
Terracotta Sculpture
18 x 12 x 7 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-116 Invocation
Invocation
Casimir Reymond
Terracotta Sculpture
36 x 12 x 11 cm
Lausanne Period
Casimir reymond in Panex

Casimir Reymond in his workshop in Lutry, ca 1954.

CR_SC-117 Cycladic man
Cycladic man
Casimir Reymond
Sculpture in cement
40 x 20 x 10 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-136 Stretchy Woman
Woman with stretched shapes
Casimir Reymond
Sculpture in plaster
59 x 16 x 15 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-120 Picking Couples
Couples of pickers
Casimir Reymond
Terracotta Sculpture
3x: 20 x 14 x 17 cm
Lausanne Period
CR_SC-119 Female Torso
Female torso
Casimir Reymond
Sculpture in cement
53 x 18 x 12 cm
Lausanne Period
The tree: structural theme
The tree: structural theme

For him - the sculptor is never far away - shapes are not a contour that diverts the boundaries of volumes. They must be born from within, as a force that pushes them outwards.

Françoise Jaunin

Exhibition catalogue p. 78

CR-65 Orchard in bloom against a backdrop of snowy peaks
Orchard in bloom
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
81.5 x 117 cm
Grenette Period
CR-100 Orchard
Verger
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
73 x 87 cm
Grenette Period
CR-80 Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms
Casimir Reymond
Oil on jute
72 x 99 cm
Grenette Period
CR-77-78 Trees on the Plain
Trees on the plain
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
2x :19.5 x 26 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-94 Foliage
Foliage
Casimir Reymond
Feather and davi on paper
28.5 x 19.5 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-95 Shaft Group
Group of trees
Casimir Reymond
Blood on paper
29 x 20 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-92 Tree Study
Tree study
Casimir Reymond
Black ink pen on paper
29 x 21 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-93 Tree and Foliage Survey
Tree and Foliage Study
Casimir Reymond
Black ink pen on paper
29 x 21 cm
Vaulion Period
CR-42 Country Road
Way in the countryside
Casimir Reymond
Black ink pen on paper
37 x 54.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-36 Fir
Fir
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
49 x 27.5 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-37 Forest Edge Road
Path on the edge of the forest
Casimir Reymond
Pencil on paper
32 x 47 cm
Lausanne Period
Whatever the technique
Whatever the technique

Casimir Reymond has demonstrated a masterful mastery of a wide range of painting techniques, from monotype to oil painting, drawing, pastel and watercolour, to express his authentic vision of reality.

CR-40 Don Quixote and Sancho Panza
Don Quixote
Casimir Reymond
Monotype on paper
40 x 64 cm
Paris Period
CR-38 Naiads
Naïades
Casimir Reymond
Monotype on paper
32 x 52 cm
Paris Period
CR-31 Bathers
Bathers
Casimir Reymond
Coloured pencils on paper
32.5 x 50 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-23 Wearing Alain
Portrait of Alain
Casimir Reymond
Pastel on cardboard
45 x 40 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-22 Still Life
Still life
Casimir Reymond
Pastel on cardboard
32 x 46 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-21 Country Landscape
Country landscape
Casimir Reymond
Watercolour on paper
24 x 50 cm
Lausanne Period
CR-69 Begnins: Orchard in bloom
Begnins: orchard in bloom
Casimir Reymond
Oil on canvas
46 x 61 cm
Begnins Period
Cross-hatched sculptures ?
Hatching" sculptures?

"This research has always corresponded to a precise need: that of provoking a more rapid awareness of a totality in which this organization of planes would be subordinated to an expressive state of matter, as if from it alone, from its center, from a dense form still in formation, a real presence would emerge."

Casimir Reymond

Interviews with Philippe Jaccottet, 1968

CR_SC-125 Woman with Veil
Woman with a veil
Casimir Reymond
Terracotta Sculpture
26.5 x 9 x 9 cm
Lausanne Period
Catalogue
To find out more:

The exhibition catalogue is on sale at the museum along with all the works on display and others, as well as the following items:
- A Plural Work by Édith Carey
- Le laboratoire intime du dessin by Françoise Jaunin
- Small format sculpture by Manon Saudan
- Influences and inspirations by Philippe Clerc
and 8 Focus of works by Christophe Flubacher

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