Antique French Landscape: Oil painting on canvas by Antoine Léonard Jean-Vincent Carlos Bordes (1898-1969).
In this view of a small port, we see a couple of colorful boats pulled up on the bank. The mustard and brick colors in the boats are juxtaposed with the steel blue and smokey sky. Despite a dark palette, the work gives off a beautiful natural light. There is also movement thanks to the sky and sea volumes, reminiscent of the marine climate and coastal towns of France. Les Barques means "the boats" in French.
About the artist: Antoine Léonard Jean-Vincent Carlos Bordes (1898-1969) was a French painter and lithographer born May 14, 1898, in Paris. He attended the School of Fine Arts in Rouen and painted mainly landscapes and some portraits, always with a colorful palette and a strong impressionist imprint. He was a founding member and vice-president of the Society of Independent Norman Artists in 1938. Bordes died in 1969, and was buried in Rouen in the Mont-Gargan cemetery.
- Overall size: 23.2" x 29.1" / 59cm x 74cm.
- Size without the Frame: 19.2" x 25.1" / 49cm x 64cm.
- Provenance: France.
- Signed: No.
- Date: Mid 1900's.
- Condition: The canvas is in an excellent state of conservation. The pewter gray frame dotted with black spots and also in excellent condition.
- Materials: Oil on stretched canvas.
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