Edith DESTERNES - The CHURCH, Oil on canvas, 1930s
Oil on canvas - Ref 01400
by Edith DESTERNES (1901-2000)
The Church Notre-Dame de l'Assomption in Auvers-sur-Oise
This church has been painted in 1890 by Vincent van Gogh
At first glance, one is struck by the strength of this work. Then, on examination, one is captivated by this depth of soul and technique.
Edith Desternes uses a thick paint here where black, and dark colors, play a privileged role.
Thus the contrast between the warm and cold tones, surrounded by black, create an intense luminosity reminiscent of stained glass windows from the Middle Ages.
Georges Rouault is present in this powerful work
with frame : 87x66 cm - 34.25x26 inches
without frame : 81x60 cm - 31.9x23.6 inches
Signed "E. Desternes" lower right (see photo)
On the back, we notice the pictorial material dropped by the artist, it is not a restoration
The condition is excellent!
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