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1964 Oil on Canvas Fleurs Flowers by R Vernet Bonfort
  • 1964 Oil on Canvas Fleurs Flowers by R Vernet Bonfort
  • 1964 Oil on Canvas Fleurs Flowers by R Vernet Bonfort
  • 1964 Oil on Canvas Fleurs Flowers by R Vernet Bonfort
  • 1964 Oil on Canvas Fleurs Flowers by R Vernet Bonfort
  • 1964 Oil on Canvas Fleurs Flowers by R Vernet Bonfort

1964 Oil on Canvas Fleurs Flowers by R Vernet Bonfort

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A beautiful large oil on canvas ‘Still Life’ of a large arrangement of flowers in a cup vase, by the French artist Robert Vernet-Bonfort.

The painting is impressionistic in nature, with the colourful flowers contrasting with the dark background. The paint has been heavily applied and then sculpted. The painting is signed on the lower right Vernet Bonfort and has been period mounted and framed in gilt and grey. On the reverse is marked on the canvas: Fleurs (title Flowers) 1026 and Vernet Bonfort 64. The condition is good, with a bit of wear to the frame.
Vernet-Bonfort was born in Marseille in 1934. He lost his hearing by an early childhood illness, which helped him embrace the visual arts in study and practice as a refuge from the silence of the outer world. His expression was through a vivid and colourful visual language. He studied at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseille from 1948 to 1957.

A frequently exhibited and lauded French artist, active since the 1950’s, Vernet-Bonfort’s work demonstrates the intersection of old and new masters’ technique, with a strong personal sensibility. Upon completion of his studies he was awarded the Prix Claverie, the first of many future accolades. The year of his graduation also marked his first gallery exhibition at the Galerie Reboul in Marseille. In the next decade Vernet-Bonfort exhibited in many French cities, earning many honours, including the Prix de l’U.N.A.M., for Young Mediterranean Artists and other regional prizes.

After a successful exhibition in 1964 at the Madden Galley in London, Vernet-Bonfort was awarded the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation Great Award, which allowed him a year of paid study in the United States. Vernet-Bonfort identifies his own artistic touchstones and influences as 18th century book illustrator Antoine Humblot (d. 1758), figurative sculptor George Oudot (b.1928), and celebrated painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). He has been recognized as belonging to the “Modern School of Marseille”, a style of French Provencal painting dominated by the sensuous colours and striking contrasts found in the rural and maritime landscapes of the South of France, and Spain.

Size canvas: 60 x 73 cm (23 5/8 x 28 ¾ inches)
Size frame: 78 x 91.5 x 6 cm (30 ¾ x 36 x 2 3/8 inches)
Weight: 4580 g

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