'Still Life with Jug and Fruit' by Anna Costa (circa 1950s)
'Still Life with Jug and Fruit', oil on canvas affixed to board, by Anna Costa (circa 1950s). This is a charming still life painted by the artist with a relatively simple colour scheme and quick visible brushstrokes. Costa's vibrant image features a bowl of fruit alongside an outline of a wine glass and a dark blue pitcher on a blue tabletop. Some bare canvas is visible suggesting a stylistic experimentation. This painting may be a homage to some of the still-lifes by Henri Matisse (1869-1954). 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 remains in its original frame with all of its nicks, dings, scrapes and, most of all, loads of character. The stamp of the artist's atelier appears on the back side of the work. The frame was chosen by the artist. 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. The vintage or antique frames were selected by the artist for the works they frame, so even though some may appear to need restoration, they form an integral part of the work itself and we have retained them on some of her works including this one. This painting and frame are marked on the backside with the stamp of the artist's atelier as is the case with almost all of her works.
Dimensions With Frame:
H 29.5 cm / 11.6"
W 35 cm / 13.8"
Dimensions Without Frame:
H 17 cm / 6.7"
W 23 cm / 9.1"