'Still Life with Flowers and Lemons' by Anna Costa (circa 1960s)
'Still Life with Flowers and Lemons', oil on board, by Anna Costa (circa 1960s). A prolific painter of bouquets, the artist created many works with flowers as subject. And of course, what is not to love about bouquets of flowers in one's home and a few bright lemons on the table? They bring the outdoors inside and with them, thoughts of nature, of spring, of hope and beauty. Placed in seductive vases such as this one, flowers inspire one to action and to the realisation of how beautiful life can be. This is a vibrant still life painted by this wonderful Provencal artist in rich colours in an Impressionist style. 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. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying the listing. It is in good overall condition and has been newly framed with a French-style linen slip. Upon request a video will be provided.
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 46 cm / 18.1"
W 38 cm / 15"
Dimensions without frame:
H 34 cm / 13.4"
W 26 cm / 10.2"