Now, in the end of April in the time of the bloom we would like to present yo paintings of flowers from our collection. So, let’s stop on four artworks by International and Israeli artists.
“Bouquet de dahlias” by Louis Valtat
The painting shows unique artistic style of Louis Valtat, who combined the soft and tender with abrupt. Particularly, he never totally adopted manners of the Fauves, avoiding extreme boldness of color and form. Burgundy flowers are in front of gently pink impressionistic wallpapers, at the same time white and coral ones are prior to maroon curtains. This effect creates geometric perception of the background. Especially, in this context flowers look a bit less-organized and chaotic but at the same time vivid.
“Bouquet Tricolore” by Moïse Kisling
The bouquet (created in 1938) belongs to realism, the same as many other Kisling’s (our blog about him) works from that period. In the background yellow color thickens from left to right. The transition creates the perception, that the bouquet is lightened from the left side. In particular, this aspect makes the painting much more alive. Three species of flowers and their three vibrant colors make the painting light and airy.
“Bindweed” by Shmuel Haruvi
Shmuel (Samuel) Charuvi is well-known for his landscapes and still life paintings. He was born in Ukraine to an orthodox Jewish family in 1897. This tender transparent drawing of a bindweed captivates with its vivacity. The artist beautifully conveyed the volume and the shape of the flower.
“Still Life” by Huvy (Ahuva) Elisha
Impressionistic “Still Life” resembles an explosion of sentimental emotions. The painter masterfully shows reflection of flowers in the vase.
Kings Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. We strive to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary Israeli and International art. The gallery specializes in artists from the early period of the 1920’s. In addition, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.