"Grivolas Pierre (1823-1906) "young Shepherdess" Avignon Provence Ventoux Vaucluse"GRIVOLAS Pierre (1823-1906)
Oil on canvas,
Signed lower right,
Old exhibition number on the back of the frame.
Beautiful and luminous work of the painter Pierre Grivolas which represents a young shepherdess dressed in a cloak and holding his wooden stick.
The scene certainly takes place in the vicinity of Mont Ventoux, perhaps on the Abeilles plateau, where the artist was going to paint.
Pupil of Ingres, Delacroix and Flandrin, Pierre Grivolas exhibited at the Paris Salon between 1864 and 1882. Friend of the poets Félibrige, he will focus on translating Provençal traditions and comtadines. In 1878, he was appointed director of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the city of Avignon, a position he held until his death in 1906.
Considered the leader of the New School of Avignon, he will inspire through his outdoor teaching and his virtuosity in the use of colors whose many white students, future artists.
The Louis Vouland Foundation in Avignon organized a major retrospective, with more than a hundred works by the artist, from November 2008 to January 2009, a book of which has been published. The work presented is unpublished and does not appear in this book.
Size : 55 x 33 cm without its frame and 66 x 44 cm with its wooden frame.