The Port of Le Havre, by Jacques Henry Guyot (1946- ), Oil on canvas.

Jacques Henry Guyot (France, 20th Century)

The Port of Le Havre, by Jacques Henry Guyot (1946-   ), Oil on canvas.
17 East 80 St - #5
New York, NY, 10075
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The Port of Le Havre, by Jacques Henry Guyot (1946- ), Oil on canvas.

Guyot’s neo cubist composition is inspired by Picasso and Braque, yet never veers into abstraction through the disintegration of form and matter. Guyot prefers to depict the recognizable volumes and shapes of its subject matter, be it tall cranes, large tankers or billowing clouds of smoke emanating from a ship’s smokestack . Guyot also introduces color to the cubist palette, preferring golden hues and earth tonalities that added light, depth and emotional content to this intricate marine landscape.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 35 in | WIDTH: 28 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 28 in | WIDTH: 20 in

Origin France
Category Oils
Circa1970
Period 20th Century
ConditionExcellent

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CONDITION: Framed in a red and black lacquer modernist frame. Signed bottom left

THB REF: 3621430778

Commentary

"After a rigorous academic at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Orleans, France, Guyot immersed himself in the study of classical and modern painting. He was especially impressed with the bold colors and flat, curvilinear forms of Matisse; but it was the cubism of Braque and Picasso that influenced him stylistically.
Guyot avoided synthetic cubism, which disintegrated form and matter, and insisted on revealing recognizable shapes and volumes in his compositions. He gave a fresh approach to Cubism, such as introducing color to the cubist palette, and preferred warm earth tones and golden hues that added light, depth and emotional content to the subject matter to the greys, blacks and browns of the Cubists.
Guyot was highly successful in the 1970’s, and was represented by several important Parisian dealers. He had major shows in Granada, Madrid and London, as well as throughout France, and there was an increasing demand for his works, which sold briskly at auction.
Success quickly went to his head, and he started to abuse alcohol and drugs, to the point of not being able to produce anything of importance after 1980. The few works that are still available in the marketplace are coveted by collectors who appreciate his technical prowess and innovative style of his nautical paintings.
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