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Geer van Velde artwork • painting • previously for sale A colourful landscape

Velde G. van | Gerardus 'Geer' van Velde, A colourful landscape, oil on painter's board 38.0 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r.

Geer van Velde

A colourful landscape
oil on painter's board 38.0 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r.

This painting was previously for sale.

Geer van Velde belongs to the pre-eminent artists of the post-war École de Paris. Originally a house painter, he joined his brother Bram in Paris in 1925 to develop his artistic talent further. At first he made figurative-expressionist work. However, especially after his move to the South of France in 1938, he found his own style, influenced by the Mediterranean light: reality simplified into vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines and filled-in areas of colour. In this, the depiction of a pale, filtered light played a major role. Until 1940 figures and objects were still recognisable in his work.

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