'Bouquet de Fleurs' by Maurice Empi (circa 1970s)
'Bouquet de Fleurs', oil on canvas, by Maurice Empi (circa 1970s). A stunning still life with pitcher nourishing a virtual rainbow of coloured flowers projecting upwards and outwards from its narrow aperture. The blue background beyond the curtains provides a contrast to the warmth of the flowers which the artist joyfully paints in an uplifting and stunning display of colour. On the table is a wooden, old-style coffee grinder and lemons scattered about. A delightful composition by an artist whose reputation and selling prices increase by the year. This artwork would make a wonderful addition to your home or workspace. It has been newly framed and is in very good condition. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request, a video clip of the painting may be provided.
About the Artist: Maurice Empi was born in Saint Etienne in the Loire Valley in France in 1933. In 1949 he enrolled in the 'Ecole Technique Supérieur de Art et Publicité' in Montparnasse, Paris. His professor and friend, Marcel Basler, also an artist, convinced him to abandon his studies in advertising and graphic design to dedicate his life to art. He's never looked back. His first private exhibition was held in Paris in 1953 and his reputation quickly propelled his work overseas to Stockholm in 1955, London in 1959 and Nagoya and Tokyo in 1971. His works are decidedly collectible and increasing in value as he approaches his mid-eighties. Empi's works have been sold at major auction houses worldwide and held in many civic and private collections. His painting themes feature views of Paris and Venice, horse racing, sailing regattas, musicians and their orchestras and French cafés.
Dimensions with frame:
H 74 cm / 29.1"
W 59 cm / 23.2"
Dimensions without frame:
H 64 cm / 25.2"
W 50 cm / 19.7"