Oil on hardboard
26 x 44 cm
What is remarkable about Evard’s oeuvre is the immense variety of styles and influences, as well as the fact that he never allowed himself to be tied down to a single style. Thus, polyvalent elements of different artistic genres are always combined in a new formal scheme. This can also be seen in this pear still life with elaborate seascape at sunset. In addition to Evard’s feeling for colour, the pastos dotted application of colour in the foreground also shows fauvist features. For the vibrant, strong colour is elevated to a stylistic element and forms a pictorial unity of equal value with the subject of the picture. The pears were placed symmetrically in a line in the foreground. On the one hand, this reveals the parallelism of objects, typical of Evard’s work, and on the other hand, the representation is transformed into an almost surreal pictorial language through the deliberate draping of the fruits.