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This stunning mid-century oil on canvas board is from the artist Malène De Lima. Malène was a follower of the artist Paul Cézanne who often painted still lifes with apples.  His interest was not in the objects themselves but in using them to experiment with shape, color, and lighting and he arranged them so that everything locked together.  Here, you can see his influence.  This colourful still life demonstrates the Cézanne technique, interlocking the fruit and bringing the whole composition together.  The colours are bold and bright, carefully mixed hues definitely make this painting sing, all things bright and beautiful!


Medium: Oil on canvas on wood board

Overall size: with frame: 15ins x 11.5ins or 38cm x 29cms (all measurements are approx)

Date: 1970's

Condition: This painting is in very good vintage condition, it's in a new frame and ready to hang or sit.

Signed: Malène De Lima born October 9, 1938 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The granddaughter of Mistinguet, she arrived in France in 1939.  In 1962 she graduated from the Arts Décoratifs de Paris with Gromaire.  In the years 1966-1973, she taught drawing in Paris and Abidjan.  She has held a number of exhibitions in Paris.

Maximalist still life


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