Still life with earthenware bowls, a pitcher, eggs and fruit

OSCAR MARIN (1909-1994)

Still life with earthenware bowls, a pitcher, eggs and fruit

20th century Belgium

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Reproduction Continental 20th century Artist's frame, stipple painted
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This painting demonstrates how completely Marin had absorbed and assimilated the teaching of his tutor, Leon Van den Houten; the presence beyond it of artists from Velasquez to Cézanne is clear (see Velasquez, Two men at a table, Apsley House), yet the choice of items, the fruit and the treatment of the glazed white bowl are completely his own. It is unusual, however, amongst Marin’s works, and may perhaps be an early example. Later on he moved to painting in a much higher key – bright landscapes and balcony scenes influenced by Bonnard, Cézanne again and Matisse; and nudes influenced by Picasso and Delvaux. This still life is notable for its earthy plasticity and its sophisticated manipulation of light and shadow; a subtle and very attractive work.
Height 71.00 cm (27.95 inches)
Width 90.20 cm (35.51 inches)
External Height 90.80 cm (35.75 inches)
External Width 106.70 cm (42.01 inches)
Oil on board
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