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Modest Huys
La Tour Blessée, Oudenaarde - 20th Century Oil, Figures Cityscape by Modest Huys

1919

$10,419.34

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A beautifully painted Post-Impressionist oil on canvas by Modest Huys. The painting depicts figures in a street scene in front a church with thick white and grey clouds in the sky. The work shows the bomb damaged buildings of Oudenarrade in 1919 - the figures in the image are all stooped walking - conveying the emotional feeling of the aftermath of World War One in Belgium. Signed & dated 1919 lower right and titled verso. Framed dimensions are 29 inches high by 31.5 inches wide. Provenance: Private french collection / Pierre Berge - Paris Modest Huys was a Flemish Impressionist and Luminist painter. He worked in his father’s painting and decorating business from a young age and in 1900 enrolled at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. From 1905, he participated in the exhibitions of Vie et Lumière, a luminist group, mainly painting landscapes. After the First World War, he painted scenes of the devastation at the front. His work was exhibited at the Paris Salon. During this period, his colours became darker and the contrasts harsher, approaching Expressionism. He died in 1932 in Zulte, where he had built his ideal home-studio, the Zonnehuys, in 1926.

Details

  • Creator
    Modest Huys
  • Creation Year
    1919
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Very good - unlined and unrestored original condition.
  • Gallery Location
    Marlow, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: LFA1stDibs: LU41535158042

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