'Un Bouquet de Fleurs' by Anna Costa (circa 1970s)
'Un Bouquet de Fleurs', oil on board, by Anna Costa (circa 1970s). In addition to her many landscapes, Costa painted many still lifes, mostly bouquets of flowers as subject. In this charming painting, the artist uses a virtual monochrome backdrop to accentuate the redness of her flowers and make a feature of the more subtle pink ones as well. This composition touches us in a different way than her artworks which use explosive colour to beguile the viewer. The overall effect is entrancing.
Still life paintings often bring the outdoors inside and with them, thoughts of nature, of hope and beauty. A beautifully composed still life such as this may inspire one to action and to the realisation of how beautiful life can be. What a charming artwork this is, painted by this wonderful Provencal artist in her inimitable Impressionist style! The colours in Costa's artworks are famous for their richness and vibrancy, and the quality of light in the region plays a big part in this. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying the listing. It is in good overall condition and has been beautifully framed with a French-style linen slip. Upon request a video will be provided. Although unsigned, the stamp of the Atelier Anna Costa appears on the backside of her works.
About the Artist: Anna Costa (approx: 1922-2022) painted in her Provençal village in the Cavaillon area from the 1940s until the 1970s. Upon her passing, her estate released her art into the market where dealers around the world are clambering for her works. Costa's art is characterised by its bright colours and strong naive style which make them instantly recognisable. This style is called Provençal Colourism. It is a regional art movement that emerged in the South of France in the early 20th century. It is also characterised by bright and bold colours, as well as strong contrasts between light and shadow. The movement drew inspiration from the natural beauty of the region including its landscapes, people and traditions.
Dimensions with frame:
H 65 cm / 25.6"
W 48 cm / 18.9"
Dimensions without frame:
H 54 cm / 21.3"
W 37 cm / 14.6"