From Kiev with love. 1956 Ukrainian interpretation of Maurice Utrillo(1883-1955)We think Utrillo would have applauded the juxtaposition! (A portion of the sale of each piece of Ukrainian art will be donated to the Ukrainian Relief Fund .)
surrounded by a 15 x 18 French oil -gilt frame c. 1920.
Borrowing a page from Utrillo’s notebook (Maurice Utrillo , 1883–1955), Yuri fully develops this charming, almost square(23 x24) village street view using flat and solid façades connected to one another by trails of color, not unlike Cezanne constructed his landscapes. Yuri (Gusev, 1928-2016) was familiar with all of his French bohemian predecessors, and seemed comfortable with each in his cityscapes as well as rural landscapes.
Signed and dated in Cyrillic on verso in contemporary frame,
Cheerful, warm and inviting… All of the above! Impasto oil on linen”Sevilla Antiqua”. Great juxtaposition of salmon, pink and ochre. Really appreciate the way the artist has been able to achieve the illusion of flaking paint. Signed lower right “Luis ……”. Not sure about the rest!
Nos.tal.gia( From Gk “nostos, return home”). Perhaps Herschel M. Goodrich was experiencing a mood of nostalgia when he painted this delightful “Climbing Roses” in 1900. Recently transplanted from New England to San Francisco, he must have been remembering with fondness a scene from his earlier days. Are we not all feeling a bit of the same nostalgia today?
25 x 22 in original painted wood frame,packing shipping and insurance included. Cheers for better days!
“Empilage,Aix-en-Provenance “ Oil on canvas laid down on archival foam board. Signed lower right Hildegard Hamilton(1898-1970). This charming plain air vignette of a French country Village stable was executed in the mid 30s by the noted Virginia artist Hamilton.
16 x 13, packing shipping and insurance included. See this painting and other similar ones in space 31-A, Antique and Design Center today, High Point show.
Parting shots..oil on canvas, “Vue, Sacré Coeur”. An unsigned portrait of one of most loved cathedrals in Paris presented in its original highly carved frame. Described and dated illegibly on verso 1954. Attributed to Rudolph Gin, a Polish ex- patriot artist living in Paris known for his portraits of important Polish military figures and in whose estate this was found. BTW…
Gin hand carved the majority of his frames! 25×22 in the original frame,
Statement…and Drama! “Six Windows “. Unsigned oil on artist board, heavy impasto view of farmhouse in open field somewhere between Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955) and Maurice de Vlaminck(1876-1958). Both artists’ generational changing styles can be seen in this painting…whimsical and yet serious.
25 x 21 in original floating frame circa 1960, packing, shipping and insurance included.