'Provencal Sunset' by Anna Costa (circa 1950s)
'Provencal Sunset', oil on board, by Anna Costa (circa 1950s). This is a unique landscape painted by the artist in vibrant colours in an Impressionist style with a thick impasto technique. The sunsets in Provence are legendary. Overall, the quality of light in Provence is one of the region's most distinctive features, and it has played a significant role in shaping the cultural and artistic identity of the area. 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. The artist has captured this luminosity in this artwork as it accentuates the landscape - and in this case - the sunsets of her region. In Provence, the sunlight brings out the full spectrum of colours, making everything from the lavender fields to the red roofs of the villages seem to glow. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying the listing. It is in good overall condition and is newly framed. Upon request a video will be provided. The stamp of the artist's atelier appears on the back side of the work which is now covered by the backing.
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 contracts 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 27.5 cm / 10.8"
W 37 cm / 14.6"
Dimensions without frame:
H 21.5 cm / 8.5"
W 31 cm / 12.2"