Van Debetz (1914-2000): "Still Life with Apples". Oil on Board

Gaston Bezard known as Van Debetz (France, 20th Century)

Van Debetz (1914-2000): "Still Life with Apples". Oil on Board
17 East 80 St - #5
New York, NY, 10075
(212) 861-1953
Contact dealer

Van Debetz (1914-2000): "Still Life with Apples". Oil on Board

List Price $3,600

This composition of fruit against a densely painted, undefined background has a highly textured quality to it due to the artist's use of the back of his brush and palette knife to incise contours and define form. The surface is richly impastoed with thick pigment, which adds texture to the pictorial surface, whereas the mysterious shadows cast by the fruit suggest spatial depth and sculptural volume.

Debetz was highly influenced by the still life compositions of Cezanne, an artist who countered the notion of painting being a ‘window onto the world’, and introduced modernism by flattening subject matter and representing form with respect to the two dimensionality of the pictorial surface
Like Cezanne, Debetz integrated into his compositions certain elements of abstraction while maintaining a crucial balance between materiality and representation, between non objectivity and realism.
His use of vibrant, luminous colors is inspired by the Ecole de Pont Aven, particularly the work of Gauguin, and the objects that he represents contain a definite weight, mass and volume. Their imposing presence gives them the ability to dominate the space in which they are placed, and their dense coloration adds an element of emotional intensity to the pictorial surface.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 15½ in | WIDTH: 18 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 10 in | WIDTH: 13½ in

Origin France
Category Oils
Period 20th Century
ConditionVery good

Starting at $75. This seller prefers to quote shipping price after determining your location.

Domestic shipping within the 48 continental states is quoted on each item via FedEx or White Glove delivery.

International shipping can be arranged upon request.

Delivery times will vary depending on the locations of origin and delivery, packing requirements, and the method of shipping used.

Once your order is processed, you will be notified of shipping status and given an estimated time of delivery.

We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover through our secure portal. We also accept payment via check, money order, or wire transfer. All payment options are available at checkout.

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

CONDITION: Framed in a wooden, geometric black Flemish frame.

THB REF: 9475143362