20th-century French School oil painting on canvas (large scale) by André Strauss (1885-1977), signed and dated 1920 in the lower left corner. A plaque bearing the artist's name is located on the lower horizontal edge. The artwork possesses a textured surface when touched.
This impressionistic landscape painting offers a glimpse into the beauty of the Basque country. The voluminous brushstrokes in the foreground create a textured effect that gradually fades into the depth of the composition. The interplay of light and the realistic color palette effectively capture the atmosphere of a summer afternoon in the Basque country as a woman picks fruit in an orchard. The gilt wood and stucco frame add an elegant touch to the artwork.
About the artist:
André Strauss (1885-1977) was a French painter who received training at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Influenced by Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, he specialized in luminous landscapes, occasionally incorporating elements of Romanticism. Throughout his career, he also explored portraiture and still life, using a vibrant palette.
In the 1920s and 1930s, Strauss found inspiration in the emerging surrealist movement, participating in related exhibitions that brought him recognition beyond traditional artistic circles. Alongside his artistic pursuits, he taught at the School of Fine Arts in Paris.
Strauss continued to paint until his passing in 1977 at the age of 92. His works are exhibited in France and internationally, showcasing his enduring artistic legacy.
- Overall Size: 27.5" x 34.6" / 70cm x 88.5cm.
Size without the frame: 21.2" x 28.7" / 54.5cm x 73.5cm.
- Country: France.
- Signed: André Strauss (1885-1977).
- Date: 1920.
- Condition: The canvas is in very good condition for its 103 years. The old frame has marks and a few rare impacts.
- Materials: Oil on stretched canvas with a wood and stucco frame.
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