Rose in crystal vase, 1925
ROSE IN CRYSTAL VASE
Oil on hardboard
29 x 34 cm
In contrast to the often intense colours of his paintings, the Swiss artist André Evard presents here a classically restrained still life in subdued ashen brown and red tones – a homage to his models from Flemish painting.
On display is a stylised bouquet of red roses in a crystal vase. Centered, the bouquet occupies two thirds of the total surface. The background is simple and monochrome, while the brushstrokes are dynamic and thick.
The naturalistic choice of colours and the accentuated shadows at the flower heads and on the table give the picture spatial depth and vividness. The roses are formed from a few, strong brushstrokes and their expressive, planar form is far removed from the geometric, planar rose series that was completed last year. In this way Evard picks up on his beloved subject, but gives it a different, but no less unique style.