"Giselle Ferrandier De Laprade: "self-portrait With A Rose""
Gisèle Ferrandier de Laprade (1909-1990) "Self-portrait with a rose" oil on strong cardboard 73 X 50 cm, mounted in a silver baguette frame 81 X 57 cm damaged lower left.
Dating from his early period, this somewhat melancholy or pensive self-portrait is nevertheless a blaze of color!
Whether it's her blue blouse contrasting with the predominantly yellow background or the bright colors of her striped blouse, this painting brightens up the place where it stands.
Close to those artists who were called "of poetic reality" or "The children of Matisse", such Brianchon, Oudot, Cavaillès, Planson or Legueult whose works she owned, she was never officially part of the group and theirs. exhibitions, perhaps a victim of being a woman (a handicap in the art world at the time and sometimes even today!) and especially of her many trips, from which she brought back many paintings whose style gradually evolved from 'a "classic" 1930 with abstraction through these blazes of color serving for example his landscapes of Morocco, Spain or the South or on his dazzling still lifes.
Her works are present in many museums and major collections and she was crowned with a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris in 1970.
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