Flemish painting and De Jonckheere Gallery's old master paintings
Provenance: private collection
Influenced by the painters from the North, the composition of this Basket of fruit and vegetables expresses a feeling of purity thanks to a particularly clean and solemn style. Marked by painting from the Netherlands throughout his career as an artist, François Garnier makes this painting particularly appealing by the way he arranges the fruit and vegetables in a deliberately uncluttered manner.
Faithful to the Antwerp model, our artist provides balance and simplicity by presenting us with a wicker basket overflowing with asparagus, artichokes, apricots and peaches. Painted without luxuriance, this basket pales into insignificance thus emphasising the fruit and vegetables, skilfully grouped together to form a mass of colours which give this panel all its dynamism.
These pure and luminous colours together with this dark background give this painting an altogether modern aspect.
Around 1600 - Paris - 1672
Belonging to a family of artist-decorators active in Fontainbleau at the end of the 16th century, François Garnier founded a studio in Paris on the Pont Notre-Dame...read more