Leo Gestel artwork • painting • for sale Woman bathing
Woerden 1881-1941 Hilversum
oil on canvas 33.5 x 25.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated '09
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 69,000
There is usually a certain distance between the painter and his model. The painter is mainly concerned with modeling with light and color, although his personal preference plays a role. In this 1909 nude by Leo Gestel, the viewer enters 'the intimate zone'. She is so close, the distance seems to have disappeared. Special, because Gestel makes the work in his 'luministic period'. The time when he was intrigued by light effects and tried to capture them in color on canvas. Mostly landscapes are the subject for his luminist paintings and sometimes a nude like this special composition, but usually (lying down) full length.