The Stern Pissarro gallery has a superb collection of 20th century paintings. Subjects include figure studies, portraits, interiors, landscapes and still life and floral studies; in all types of medium including oil on canvas, oil on board, gouache and ink on paper, watercolour and pastel.
The European painters of the 20th Century pushed figuration to its limits, nearing the appearance of abstraction in some cases. Figuration and the use of a sophisticated range of colours and hues often denote a continuation of the traditions of nineteenth century painting, whilst the use of flattened perspective, linear simplification and bright, flat colours often lean towards cubism, fauvism and the progressive, later twentieth century works.
The fresh, painterly quality of these works effectively transport the viewer to the artistís studio, the observation and detail giving a distinct insight into European lifestyle in the twentieth century.
The gallery shows tranquil scenes of lush trees reflected in calm water, still life studies with masked symbolism and metaphor, wide skied seascapes, informal portrayals of the artistís studio, engaging portraits and enigmatic figures in abstracted settings.
The collection is absolutely enthralling and is constantly updated. Visitors to the gallery can view an immense range of works by twentieth century European artists and can browse all types of works.
A client may have a definite idea of the type of work they wish to purchase, or they may wish to consider a wide range of possiblities. The Stern Pissarro gallery is pleased to give advice and information to clients regarding the extraordinary choice of works available.
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