Siren in the mirror, 1911. 66,5 x 78 cm with frame. Signed and dated at the bottom left - exhibition label and title on the back society of beautiful arts of niceness.
Georges girardot (born 4 August 1856 in Besançon) is a painter who died in 1914. Trained in Paris by the painter Albert Maignan, associate member of the Academy of Sciences, Fine Letters and Arts of Besançon and Franche-Comté from 1907 to 1914, associate of French artists since 1883, girardot mainly exhibits genre scenes at the salon. At the 1890 salon, he illustrated a franco-comtoise custom with. The reverences to the moon (twilight).
(anonymous sale, bets, sotheby's, June 25, 2008, n°123) where the young women in reverence in front of the moon hoped to see in the reflection of the water the face of their future husband ("moon, beautiful moon, clear moon / in this mirror, let me see / the husband I must have"). Girardot was awarded several medals (honourable mention in 1893, third-class medal in 1896, second-class medal in 1907). The workshop fund presented in this vacation illustrates the artist's preference for village scenes.Allegory of the four seasons. Girardot seized on the alive the effervescence of a village preceding weddings. He also paints more intimate scenes.
Composition at the soup house. Composition with skin and triptych. Composition with an ancient bust.
These genre scenes are accompanied by works inspired by biblical and mythological subjects. Mermaids, nymphs or adams, painted in large formats, evolve in a ubiquitous nature, both realistic and timeless.If georges girrardot can adopt a tight framing on his characters, in the image of the. His figures are distinguished by a sculptural treatment that gives them a majesty that reinforces the realism of the traits. The deprivation and sobriety of certain scenes give the subject a higher dimension.
Bears a biblical resonance and is not without reminder. Of chavanne bedrock (1881, paris, musée d'orsay). This item is in the category "art, antiques\art of xixe and before\paintings, enamels".
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