Property from a Private European Collection
1891 - 1953
BOUQUET DE FLEURS
signed Kisling and dated 1951 (upper right)
painted in 1951
oil on canvas
28¾ by 23½ in.
73 by 60 cm.
Sale: Christie’s Tel Aviv, April 10, 1999, lot 48
Purchased from the above by the present owner
Jean Kisling, Kisling 1891-1953, Paris, 1995, vol. III, p. 279, no. 244, illustrated
“The paintings exhibited by Kisling appear to be in bloom, a symphony of live and pure colors. They bring us the pleasure, the joy of living that we so badly need. Kisling's art is unadorned, simplified. The painter knows how to leave out the superfluous, the useless. All in his paintings is clear, sharp, neat, animated by a taste for vivid coloring which he probably owes to his native Poland, together with a marvelous sense of colors. He expresses himself in difficult harmonies, dangerous, but which he knows how to orchestrate with an astonishing sureness.” (Jean Kisling, Kisling 1891-1953, Paris, 1995, vol. III, pp. 30-31, translated from the French)