Félix Vallotton began visiting the Louvre from 1887 as a young painter, both to imitate great masters’ works and to paint still lifes. In both cases he took great interest in the materiality of objects, be it the representation of a fruit bowl, flowers or textiles.
Characteristic in Vallotton’s paintings is the slightly downward-looking perspective on the objects. Also typical is the representation of the reflection of light on the objects’ surface – these are aligned so as to reflect volume and substance in a realistic and natural way.
The painting at hand combines flowers with fruits, two motifs which Vallotton liked to bring together in his compositions. The nasturtium blossom and the redcurrants form the central element in this still life. The wine bottle in the background and the simple china suggest rustic surroundings, typical of the painter’s work. The nasturtium and the anemone are two of the painter’s favourite flowers as their natural simplicity is perfectly in keeping with his visual style.
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.
Online Registration to Bid is Closed for this Sale. Would you like to watch the live sale?Watch Live Sale