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David Oyens artwork • painting • previously for sale The amorous painter

Oyens D.  | David Oyens, The amorous painter, oil on canvas laid down on panel 67.4 x 56.1 cm

David Oyens

The amorous painter
oil on canvas laid down on panel 67.4 x 56.1 cm

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Galerie Simonis & Buunk, Ede, 1987; part. coll. Rotterdam.
Literature: Ede, Galerie Simonis & Buunk, 'Najaarstentoonstelling', 1987, pag. 21 (met afb.).
Exhibited: Ede, Galerie Simonis & Buunk, 'Najaarstentoonstelling' 1-31 oktober 1987.

David Oyens and his twin brother Pieter mainly painted subjects from the immediate vicinity of their daily lives as artists. The scenes are famously recorded in their joint studio. Their work is virtuoso, painted with a firm and lively touch and often depicts a true 'joie de vivre'. The brothers moved to Brussels in 1860 for their education, where they would settle permanently a few years later. For a long time they painted in the same style and the same subjects, in line with current developments in Belgian modern art and influenced by the vision of La Société Libre des Beaux-Arts. This Brussels artists' association, founded in 1868, advocated artistic freedom with regard to style and subject, and desired the imagination of 'la vie moderne'.

David Oyens | Est-ce que tu m'aimes? (Do you love me?), oil on panel, 32.0 x 29.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '78

David Oyens

painting • for sale

Est-ce que tu m'aimes? (Do you love me?), 1878

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