"Beautiful Portrait Of Woman By Pierre Cornu Born In 1895 In Salon De Provence"
Portrait Of A Woman By Pierre Cornu Born In 1895 In Salon De Provence Biography Of The Painter: Pierre CORNU Was Born On November 16, 1895 In Salon De Provence. Coming from a prosperous family of oil and soap merchants, Cornu had a pampered and happy childhood during which his attraction to drawing and color manifested itself quite quickly. He will have the chance, throughout his existence, to be able to devote himself fully to his true passion, painting. His paintings will often be in the spotlight in all the major Parisian salons. He exhibits regularly with Auguste Chabaud and René Seyssaud in Marseille. Financial worries forced him to emigrate to Morocco for a few years where he started a new life, never abandoning painting, perfecting his art (abundance of beautiful colors, similar to oriental tapestries). Returning a few years later in France, he settled in the Aix en Provence region where he will end his life, exhibiting throughout the region and its surroundings, recognized by all (he will have famous visits to his workshop, never ceasing to paint). All his life, he was a “… true epicurean, very attracted by women in the radiance of their youth, in love with Provence whose light magnifies the colors, his optimistic and serene vision of existence allowed him to create a voluptuous and soft painting. His taste for feminine beauty should not make us forget that P. Cornu was a talented portrait painter and an excellent painter of still lifes, especially flowers and landscapes. In fact, in all these genres, the only motif worthy of interest in his eyes was beauty, which he always knew how to discover in order to idealize it and perpetuate it ... Like Bonnard, he seems to have painted only for the happiness of painting but he also wanted to retain, show and share happy moments. ” Interview in the book "Cornu, la volupté serene" by Jean Perreau published by Galerie Michel Estades.