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Geer van Velde artwork • painting • previously for sale A still life

Velde G. van | Gerardus 'Geer' van Velde, A still life, oil on canvas 40.6 x 60.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Geer van Velde

A still life
oil on canvas 40.6 x 60.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Prof. De Lange, Amsterdam.
Exhibited: Den Haag, Dienst voor Schone Kunsten, Hedendaagse Kunst, 18, inv. nr. 32.

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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