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'The Old Port Marseille' by Françoise Pirró (circa 1970s-80s)


SKU 0931

'The Old Port Marseille', oil on canvas, by Françoise Pirró (circa 1970s-80s). The way the artist employs her thick brush strokes and palette knife with vibrant colours creates an image that embodies elements of abstraction and cubism. Her contemporary work is completely abstract. Here, the Old Port (Vieux Port) of Marseille surrounds a lively yacht marina and is known for its stylish hotels, waterfront cafes, and seafood restaurants serving bouillabaisse with ingredients fresh from the quayside fish market. Guarding the port is the centuries-old Fort Saint-Jean, which stands near the Romanesque-style Saint-Laurent Church. Late-night bars and clubs fill pedestrianised streets close to the art deco Opéra de Marseille. Fishermen and other mariners maintain and clean their small boats which may be hoisted quayside as in this depiction. The piece is in good vintage condition and has been newly framed. It is signed in the lower centre of the painting: 'Françoise Pirró'. Please view the accompanying photos carefully to best appreciate the painting's condition and unquestionable style. Upon request a short video clip of the artwork may be provided.

About the Artist: Francoise Pirró (born 1946) and attended the School of Fine Arts in Marseille. She has won numerous prizes and exhibited internationally, such as the Salon des Indépendants, Paris (1965); Clarksville Galleries, NY; Musée Longchamp, Marseille amongst several others. Our gallery celebrates female artists and their accomplishments.

Dimensions with Frame:

H 57 cm / 22.4"

W 75 cm / 29.5"

Dimensions without Frame:

H 55 cm / 21.7"

W 73 cm / 28.7"