Spring awakening, 1949
Oil on hardboard
26 x 34 cm
This landscape painting, which shows a single, centrally positioned tree, represents a motif in André Evard’s art that he repeated in many variations. Almost unnaturally illuminated, the spring-like blossoming tree, depicted in flaming shades of yellow and red, is placed at the centre of the composition. This impression is reinforced by the skilful use of warm and cold colours.
Evard uses a dynamic, pasty application of colour to depict the blossoms and leaves, as well as the flower meadow. The pointillist design of the foreground forms an exciting contrast to the calmer brushwork in the middle and background.