The Brass Saucepan

GEORGE WEISSBORT (born 1928)

The Brass Saucepan

1961 United Kingdom

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Reproduction Italian 17thC cassetta frame, parcel gilt and faux-walnut with painted floral sprays at corners and centre flowers
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Weissbort often returns to Chardin in his still life paintings, as here. Chardin could elevate the humblest everyday object to an image resonant with depth and symbolism, at the same time producing a balanced and satisfying composition, beautifully lit and built of subtle and restrained colour harmonies. This particular work by Weissbort has much in common with two of Chardin’s: Still life with a rib of beef (Oberlin Museum), and Still life with kitchen utensils. He uses similar motifs – the brass pan, the earthenware bowl, the linen towel, the wooden table, lifting the earthy tones, as Chardin does, with small amounts of red or green. Remaking an image in this way reveals the roots of modern art, in the Renaissance and with the masters of the 17th and 18th centuries, and gives an added layer of meaning to the work of art.
Dimensions
Height 35.20 cm (13.86 inches)
Width 45.70 cm (17.99 inches)
External Height 49.50 cm (19.49 inches)
External Width 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
Medium
Oil on board
Signed/Inscribed
s. & d. '61
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