"Maurice Asselin (1882-1947) A Bouquet Of Flowers In A Vase, 1942, Oil On Canvas"Maurice Asselin (1882-1947)
A bunch of flowers in a vase
Signed upper left, numbered and dated 1942 on the back
Oil on canvas In good condition 35 x 27.5 cm
In a modern frame : 46.5 x 38.5 cm
Maurice Asselin is a painter and engraver, member of the "Ecole de Paris" . For the famous Art Historian, Bernard Dorival , Maurice Asselin was - with André Dunoyer de Segonzac , Charles Dufresne , Paul-Elie Gernez and Henry de Waroquier - among the painters of the "realistic reaction" which, to "idealism and photographic realism " of theacademic tradition of the 19th century, " prefer the frank realism of the Impressionists and the sincerity with which they questioned the nature. Against the unrealism of cubists, they pose as heirs of the independent masters of the third quarter of 19th century. And Bernard Dorival strongly supports his statement by quoting our artist: "If you really like painting, you will not only ask it to be a decoration for the walls of your home, but first of all to be a food for your life interior ", thus professes Maurice Asselin who continues:" no brain combination, no theory can give birth to a work of art ... Art springs from the marveled love of life "