Late 20th C, 'Nature Morte a la Bouteille,' Michel Genty
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Colourful oil on canvas by French artist, Michel Genty, signed on the front and countersigned on the back to include the title, 'Nature Morte a la Bouteille.' Thick, blocked, horizontal brush strokes give this abstract canvas a cubist feel whilst the colour retains modernity. Millenium pink, fuchsias and that glorious swath of electric blue make this painting a wonderful vintage addition to any modern interior.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
In 1980, Michel Genty opened a workshop in Saint-Augustin, a village on the peninsula of Arvert, not far from Royan.
He paints works that are sometimes considered provocative, but which are for the artist an "indictment against intolerance, terrorism and violence". Some paintings are tributes to the great artists of the past, such as "Field Scene in Arvert", an oil on canvas inspired by "Lunch on the grass"
In 1997, the city of La Tremblade commissioned him to paint his first mural.
Later, the city of Saintes entrusted him with the task of producing a monumental fresco of 750 m² on the water tower of the Recouvrance.
In 2003, the city of La Tremblade commissioned the artist to create a set of biblical paintings to adorn the church of the Sacred Heart: the "Polyptych of the Cross".
Genty has exhibited around the world, his painting can be found in museums and private collections.
In 2008, he received the "Sacred Arts Award".
Maisons-Alfort, Thousand years of history, 2 volumes (Association for the Safeguarding of the Heritage of the City, 1984-1986)
Michel Genty, "Abstraction, figuration, 40 years of painting" (catalog of the exhibition of the Château de La Roche Courbon, June 2003)
Michel Genty "Portrait" of Jacques Lavergne (The Artists of Today, April 2005)
Biographical Dictionary of the Charentais and those who illustrated the Charentes (Le Croix Vif, 2005)
Michel Genty "The paintings of the Sacré-Coeur church of La Tremblade, 2003-2006" (Les Artistes d'Aujourd'hui, December 2006)
Michel Genty "Catalog raisonne" by Jacques Lavergne.
Frame: Original lipped frame to panel
CM: 48 x 48
Inches: 19 x 19
Provenance: Royan, France.
Condition: Very Good
Date: Late 20th C