Adrian Etienne Drian Still-Life Painting - Fleurs d'Ete
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Adrian Etienne Drian
Fleurs d'Ete

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As a fashion designer Drian liberally used in his paintings the same fluid, graceful lines so typical of his sketches for popular magazines of the 1920s and 1930s. The bright bouquet of summer flowers in “Fleurs d’Eté” is highlighted using shadows of complimentary colors on the petals. The fushia foxgloves sport flecks of creamy green while the abundant light pink blossoms have shades of blue. Placed on a neutral background, Drian subtly enhances the intense pigments of the bouquet and gives the impression of a nonspecific spatial arrangement. The artist deliberately abandoned any use of dark shades. Thus he avoided muddy colors, striving for purity of a hue which resulted in a luminosity and brilliance of tone. He often is listed as Adrian Drian or Étienne Drian but the name should stand alone like Erté.

Details

  • Artist
    Adrian Etienne Drian (French)
  • Medium
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Signed Lower Left
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 39.38 in. x W 31.63 in.H 100.03 cm x W 80.35 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    LU56711985063
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Framed size 48" x 40.5"
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