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the bather lyrical synthesist colourist nude french antique oil on canvas


The Bather: Lyrical Synthesist Colourist Nude, French Antique Oil On Canvas


£580 | $808 USD | €676 EUR
Item Number: SA804633
Date of manufacture: 1960
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Skippings Fine Arts
This antique has been viewed 31 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A lovely thing - a female nude by a male artist that sympathetic to the perspective of women. I at least have fallen in love with this bather, who seems grounded yet etherial, suspended in time and space, pure and full of warmth.
It is a work by Jean-Claude Edouard, dating from the mid 1960s. Synthesist in style, it focusses on the purity of line, colour and form.
Jean Edouard was born on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, which perhaps explains his extraordinary sense of colour. He arrived on the French mainland aged 17, to study at the Montparnasse art academies , and prepare the entrance exam to the National Fine Art Academy.
Jean Edouard would later settle in Brittany, but exhibit internationally, in Germany, Switzerland, and London. In Paris, his work has been shown at the Grand Palais and in numerous private galleries. He is a member of the Taylor Foundation.
The oil on canvas presented here is a rare early work from his Parisian period. It was acquired by the previous owners in 1967. Please feel free to view our other listing for a second painting by jean Claude Edouard from the same collection.
Measuring 38 x 81 cm, it is signed at the lower right. The overall framed size in a simple natural wood box frame is 43 x 66 cm
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1960.


Height = 38 cm (15.0")
Width = 61 cm (24.0")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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