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Galerie Sommerlath

Portrait of a Bourgeoise - Oil Canvas signed Elaine

Portrait of a Bourgeoise - Oil Canvas signed Elaine

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Oil Study of a female figure in a quest focused on form and mystery. Seated on a high-backed chair, the model looks at us. Journey to the heart of a secret, where the model's gaze is both the enigma and the key. The eyes, devoid of pupils, evoke the eternal gazes of sculpted divinities from Khmer temples and Buddhist art, whose expressions transcend the stone yet remain anchored in the timelessness of the ages. These pupil-less eyes add an immediate aura of mystery, for only the gaze can set the rhythm and provide the essential framework for all forms of emotion.

We do not know if the work shifts towards cubism or if it is caught up by realism and figuration. Everything in her posture, from her bob haircut to her refined demeanor, reveals a sophisticated and undoubtedly bourgeois woman. Her fixed, monochrome gaze captivates us, compelling us to divert our eyes from her to listen to the whispers of our inner thoughts.

The composition is perfectly structured and supported by a harmonious chromatic system. Elaine plays with the intensity of values to modulate the light but never seeks volume, which, like modeling, movement, or perspective, seems banished from his vocabulary.

With the innocent freshness of tone and the precise stroke, the artist does not seek to penetrate the psychology of his model. Without departing from a silent, sensitive grace, this painting is, above all, a demonstration of purity, of balance between structure and color.

The portrait sits in its original gilded and patinated wood frame.

PERIOD: Mid-20th Century
CONDITION: Excellent
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 31.6" Width: 21.75" Depth: 1"
MATERIAL: Canvas, Painted

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