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Gustave Van De Woestyne (1881-1947)
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Gustave Van De Woestyne (1881-1947)

Derniers fruits premières fleurs

Gustave Van De Woestyne (1881-1947)
Derniers fruits premières fleurs
signed and dated 'Gve Van De Woestyne 28' (lower right); titled 'Derniers fruits premières fleurs' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
90.5 x 71 cm.
Painted in 1928
Anonymous sale, Gerome, Brussels, 10 February 1930, lot 93.
Ivan Altenloh, Brussels.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts, Gustave Van De Woestijne, 2 - 24 March 1929, no. 156.
Belgische Staat, Ministerie van Openbaar Onderwijs, Gustaaf Van De Woestijne, no. 36.
Antwerp, Koninklijk museum voor Schone Kunsten, G. Van De Woestijne, 12 June - 13 September 1981.
Ghent, Bank Brussel Lambert, Bloemen uit Latem en Leiestreek, 19 April - 5 May 1985.
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During the 1920’s Gustave Van de Woestyne developed a special interest for still lifes, next to his monumental projects. These still lifes were never plain, but often with more unusual compositions, meditative and spiritualized, withdrawn from time and space. The silhouettes of the objects are well defined, the composition is clear and the shapes are elegant and reduced to the essence. Predominantly flowers, plants and fruits were depicted. The still lifes from the 1920’s have a bright palette, given them a certain cool tone, while in the next decennium the colours become darker and gain warmth. From the fact that Van de Woestijne often exhibited his still lifes, we can conclude that he considered them full-fledged works of art. (R. Hozee, C. Verleysen, Gustave Van de Woestyne, Brussels 2010, pp. 210, 219.)

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