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04/09/21

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Vincent van Gogh | Fleurs dans un verre (Auvers, 1890)

"Fleurs dans un verre" belongs to a very small group of floral still lifes that Vincent van Gogh completed in his seventy day residency in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he would bring his life to an end in the height of the summer of 1890.
In his seventy days in Auvers, van Gogh would paint seventy or so canvases, a huge output by any measure.
Many of these canvases represent the village of Auvers itself and its immediate surroundings. There are also major portraits and, rarer still, still lifes such as Fleurs dans un verre. | © Sotheby's

Vincent van Gogh | Fleurs dans un verre (Auvers, 1890)


29/08/20

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Emile Lecomte-Vernet | La Fidele, 1866


Son of painter Hippolyte Lecomte and nephew of Horace Vernet, Emile Lecomte-Vernet studied with his uncle and with Léon Cogniet🎨.
He traveled to Algeria, Morocco and Egypt.
From 1843, he regularly exhibits at the Paris Salon🎨 orientalist subjects among others. | © Sotheby's


07/08/20

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Roderic O'Conor | Romeo and Juliet, 1898-1900


This extraordinary painting, Roderic O'Conor's answer to "The Kiss"🎨 by Edvard Munch, belongs to a group of imaginative compositions the Irish artist🎨 worked on during the closing years of the nineteenth century.
Living in isolation in the small Breton town of Rochefort-en-terre, whilst keeping in touch by letter with Gauguin🎨, de Chamaillard and Seguin, O'Conor composed from memory to create works of Symbolist🎨 intent.


03/06/20

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Claude Monet | A bouquet of gladioli, lilies and daisies, 1878


Painted in 1878, Monet’s🎨 "Bouquet of gladioli, lilies and daisies" / "Bouquet de glaïeuls, lis et marguerites" - beautifully demonstrates the artist’s ability to evoke the lavishness and vitality of flowers, rendering them with extraordinary freshness and spontaneity.


19/03/20

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Paul Gauguin | Nature Morte Aux Mangos, 1891-93


The present work was probably executed in Tahiti during Gauguin's first trip to the Island in 1891-93, although Georges Wildenstein suggests that it may date to his second visit to the South Seas, circa 1896.
Inspired by the lush environment that surrounded him, "Nature morte aux mangos" epitomises the artist’s life-long search for the primitive and displays the same vividness and sensuous atmosphere and the bright, warm palette that characterised his celebrated Tahitian landscapes and figure paintings. | © Sotheby's


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Paul Gauguin | Petit Breton à l'Oie, 1889


This important depiction of the Breton countryside is one of the pictures that Gauguin completed in 1889, when he was working in Pont Aven.
Executed with lush colors and linear undulations that presage his pictures of the tropics, this composition presents an exoticized depiction of the region, interpreted through the stylization of Gauguin’s late Symbolist aesthetic.
The romanticizing of the natural world in this picture is indicative of Gauguin's desire to escape the trappings of industrialized France in the months prior to his departure for the South Pacific. | © Sotheby's


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Guillaume Seignac | Reunited, 1918-1919


This work was probably executed by Guillaume Seignac (French🎨 Academic painter, 1870-1924) in 1918-1919.
It represents two women symbolizing France and Alsace.
Seignac painted another composition in 1914, representing "Belgium, France and England before the German invasion" (Sale, Paris, April 22nd 2009, lot 87).


20/02/20

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | L'Église à Essoyes, 1890


The great impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir🎨 lived in the charming little village of Essoyes, in the Aube department of Champagne-Ardennes (in north-central France) from 1896-1907.
The village, hometown of his wife Aline and model and governess of his children Gabrielle Renard, is represented in many of his paintings.