'The Grape Harvest' by Pierre Gaillardot (circa 1970s)
'The Grape Harvest', watercolour on art paper, by Pierre Gaillardot (circa 1970s). The harvest in France takes place in wine villages throughout the country from late summer until early autumn, depending on the region and grape variety. It is a ritual that has been taking place since Roman times, about 2,000 years. Harvest is an all-hands effort. Family members, relatives, friends and volunteers from all over the world wanting to experience that bit of country fresh air, good food and of course good wine. One of the artist's favourite subjects, the grape harvest in France has inspired countless people to give up their lives in the rat race and pursue a more tranquil, purposeful life. This artwork can be your inspiration to do the same. It is in good vintage condition and has been newly framed and glazed. It is signed by the artist in the lower centre of the painting. Please view the many photos accompanying the listing. Upon request a video may be provided of the piece.
About the Artist: Pierre Gaillardot (1910-2002), French painter from the new school of Paris whose origins were from the Burgundy region. He depicted scenes of vineyards and winemakers as well as horse races, sailing regattas and bathers on the beach. Employing a rather expressionist style, his depictions of horsing sports perfectly capture their swift movement and very colourful riders. In recognition of his inspired art, in 1966 he was awarded the ‘Prix Pierre Puvis de Chavannes' upon the recommendation of the Committee of the ‘Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts’ and the City of Paris. A retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the ‘Musée d’Art Moderne’ in Paris in 1967. His works appear for sale at the major international auction houses and reside in collections around the world. This gallery holds several of Gaillardot's works which are available on this platform.
Dimensions with frame:
H 35 cm / 13.8"
W 41 cm / 16.1"
Dimensions without frame:
H 19.5 cm / 7.7"
W 26.5 cm / 10.4"