Lemon & Sugar
A 20th-century Belgian School oil on wood panel by Jules Hayaert (1883-1972), signed by the artist. The work has a smooth texture to the touch.
The composition is refined, characterized by delicate and subtle brushstrokes. Bright light illuminates the textures of the tablecloth and paper packaging of the lemon, accentuating the realistic portrayal of the elements. The lemon's ephemeral reflections and intricate consistency are revealed through the play of light. Sugar, the glass and spoon create a familiar domestic scene.
During the 1930s, Belgian still lifes embodied a unique blend of traditional and modern artistic expressions. The period saw a transition from the classical approach to still lifes, which focused on meticulously detailed renderings, to a more contemporary style that embraced simplicity and bold forms. Belgian artists of the time experimented with varying techniques and compositions, often incorporating the influence of Cubism, Expressionism, and other avant-garde movements. This melding of traditional and modern aesthetics resulted in captivating still lifes that captured the essence of everyday objects while evoking a sense of timelessness. The works from 1930s Belgium continue to be admired for their distinct character and enduring appeal, making them a cherished addition to any art collection.
About the artist: Jules Hayaert was a Belgian painter born in 1883 in Renaix and died in 1972 in Brussels. He is known for his paintings of still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. Hayaert studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and worked as an art teacher at the Academy of Renaix. He began his career as an artist by exhibiting his works at the Brussels Triennial Salon in 1912 and continued to exhibit regularly in the following years.
Hayaert was particularly skilled in accurately representing the textures and colors of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in his still life paintings. He was also influenced by artistic movements such as cubism and fauvism, but maintained his own personal style characterized by the use of vibrant colors and a keen sense of composition. Throughout his career, Hayaert won several awards and distinctions, and his works continue to be appreciated by art enthusiasts worldwide.
- Overall Size: 28cm x 34cm / 11" x 13.3".
- Size without frame: 21cm x 27cm / 8.2" x 10.6".
- Country of Origin: France.
- Artist's Signature: Jules Hayaert (1883-1972).
- Creation Date: Circa 1930.
- Condition: The panel is in good condition, with some linear cracks present. The wooden frame shows traces of wear and impacts.
- Materials: Oil on wood panel, housed within an antique wood frame.
- Shipping: Complimentary shipping to the US and Europe. A surcharge will be applied for deliveries to Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.