Oil on cardboard
17 x 24 cm
In the depiction of a stylised quince, which was moved very close to the viewer, André Evard was inspired by Post-Impressionism, which has always found expression in the Swiss painter’s artistic work.
This is particularly evident in the design of the presented fruit – fine dots and juxtaposed strokes. The artist also demonstrates a very sensitive handling of light. The source of the light cannot be precisely identified, but the still life is bathed in a diffuse glow, leaving a slight shine on the fruit.
In this work Evard’s admiration for the French painter Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) and his simple motifs as well as for Flemish painting is expressed.