Landscape in blue and yellow, 1908
|LANDSCHAFT IN BLAU UND GELB |
Aquarell auf Papier
8 x 11,7 cm
This landscape miniature from Evard’s early work vividly illustrates the Swiss artist’s attachment to his hometown La-Chaux-de-Fonds. As in the works of his teacher Charles L`Eplattenier, the silhouette of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rise on the horizon. The densely wooded valley of Cotes du Doubs can be often seen in Evard’s paintings.
This depiction shows a flower-strewn meadow with a stylised wooded area overlooked by the aforementioned mountain range. Evard’s overcoming of his teacher’s form-language can be recognised more clearly here. Both the organic and stylising lines and the strategic placement of Fauvist-contrasting warm yellows and cool light blue colours emphasise Evard’s early departure towards an abstracting and expressionist ductus, through which the artist creates dimensions and volumes.