Still life with a statuette and pink roses

GEORGE WEISSBORT (born 1928)

Still life with a statuette and pink roses

1963 United Kingdom

Offered by Mark Mitchell Paintings & Drawings

Price Upon Request
Request Information Call Dealer
Favourite Item
Reproduction French Louis XVI painted architrave frameOverall framed size 72.7 x 52.4cm
Excellent
One of the artists who had an early influence on Weissbort was Cézanne, and this painting refers specifically to the latter’s Still life with plaster cupid in the Courtauld Gallery. Both use a statuette of a small boy on a table-top, accessorized with drapery and natural objects; Weissbort has, however, remade Cézanne’s work in the spirit of the 18th century Rococo, arranging the table symmetrically, viewing the statue frontally, and creating a stable and balanced composition in place of the shifting vertiginous planes of the Cézanne. It is almost as if Cézanne’s painting has been visualized through the eyes of Chardin, presenting a calm and rational version of what had been questing, experimental and urgent. Weissbort has also once more ‘feminized’ his subject, with brocade, pink roses, and soft warm tones replacing the severe blue cloth, geometric fruit forms and vibrating colours of Cézanne’s work.
Dimensions
Height 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Width 40.60 cm (15.98 inches)
External Height 72.70 cm (28.62 inches)
External Width 52.40 cm (20.63 inches)
Medium
Oil on board
Signed/Inscribed
s. & d. '63 & '65
Mark Mitchell Paintings & Drawings

Mark Mitchell Paintings & Drawings
17 Avery Row
Brook Street
London
W1K 4BF
England

+44 (0)20 7493 8732/0860
+44 (0)7876 033391
Favourite Dealer
Request Dealer Alerts
Opening Hours
Contacts
View Dealer Location
Member
Members of
View Full Details