20th-century French School oil painting on canvas attributed to Juliette Stievenart (1872-1925). The work has a texture to the touch.
An Impressionist scene characterized by highly undulating, smooth, and expansive brushstrokes is presented. Juliette Stievenart's color palette consistently aligns harmoniously with the form of the elements and the perspectives depicted. These perspectives are carefully sought after, as exemplified by the sky with its swirling and substantial geometry.
Juliette Stievenart-de Reul, born July 14, 1872, was a French-Belgian avant-garde artist and the daughter of a Belgian geologist-novelist. Recognized for her talent early on, she studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. By the 1890s, she had immersed herself in Montmartre's vibrant artistic scene, associating with icons like Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas. Blending classical and modern styles, she particularly embraced Impressionism, experimenting with compositions from geometric shapes to expressive distortions.
While in L'École de Wissant, a sustainable art hub in northern France, she met her future husband and fellow artist, Fernand Stiévenart. Juliette's works, distinguished by adept contrasts, light play, and emotional depth, were exhibited in Paris, London, and New York. Additionally, she was an advocate for women's rights, with her activism echoing in her art.
Though overshadowed by her husband's fame, her mentor Virginie Demont-Breton supported her in a male-dominated art world. The couple settled in Uccle, Brussels, passing away in 1922 and 1925 respectively. Their rich artistic legacy remained under-appreciated for over a century.
- Overall Size: 14.9" x 18.1" / 38cm x 46cm.
- Country: France.
- Signed: Juliette Stievenart-de Reul (1872-1925).
- Date: Early 20th century.
- Condition: The work has traces and some visible gaps on the pictorial layer at the sky level, the main one is 1.1".
- Materials: Oil on canvas.
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