Portrait of a young woman, 1913
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN
Oil on cardboard
35 x 35 cm
This work by André Evard counts among his early portraits and presents a young red-haired woman with a hat.
Two aspects of this work are particularly noteworthy: firstly, the woman’s unnatural incarnate parts, shimmering in a shade of green and accentuated in places with pink, yellow and red. The other is the interesting tension between figurative and non-figurative art.
For the first time in André Evard’s œuvre, an abstractly depicted background can be seen. This stylistic element is taken up again and again by the artist in subsequent works. Evard’s great talent for not only bringing together contrasting styles but also harmonising them will be the defining characteristic of his art throughout his life.