Details: Pair of Georges Coulon (1914-1990) French farmhouse style still life oil on canvas paintings. The French born artist was a sculptor, mosaicist and painter, who focused on religious subjects, still-lifes, statues and monuments throughout his life(see more details below). In these pieces, in particular, great use of light captures the metallic elements of the vessels and brings the fruit to life on the canvas. The painting on the left features a compote with grapes and pears alongside a copper ewer. The painting on the right features a brass tureen, pewter coffee pot and bread knife alongside a plate holding eggs, some onions and a pear and artisan bread in the background. Both are signed in the lower left hand corner. Nicely housed in chocolate brown painted frames with black accents, gold exterior and interior borders with a cinnamon velvet colored trim. These are wonderful wall accents for a farmhouse style kitchen or dining room!
Dimensions: Frames= 32.75"l x 2"d x 23.5"h Art= 24"w x 15"h (8 lbs each)
Condition: Some crazing on the varnished canvas that does not detract from the pieces. The right pictured painting has a few marks that are subtle and may even be intentional. There a few chips on the frames, which adds to their rustic charm. See photos. Can be unframed and rolled to reduce the cost of shipping- please inquire.
About the Artist: Georges Coulon studied in Paris with Wlérick and Malfray at the École des Arts Appliqués with Henri Bouchard at the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1946 he was a resident at the Casa Velázques in Madrid, spending two years there. He received a bursary enabling him to travel to Italy in 1949. Coulon exacted several sculptures commissioned by the French state, intended for schools and for the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. Coulon would progressively abandon sculpture to devote himself to painting still-lifes. In this medium, from which he drew from traditional savoir-faire, he was inspired by Zurburan's still lifes and the precision of the Flemish still-life artists.
Note: Georges Coulon's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from $270 USD to $8,500 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork.