Vincent De Grandi | Undated
Oil on canvas | 17.5 x 23 cm
Period 1969-1984 : The beauty of the
imaginary world | Still
life Inventory VDG-3 | Private
collection Photo L'Atelier De Grandi
The fruit bowl is almost overshadowed by the expressive energy with which Vincent orchestrates his colours. The subject is not really important here. It is the suggestion of the sensations provoked by the ephemeral qualities of the fruit that dominates.
The subject here is only a pretext to create a dance of colours. The central figure is mixed in the background by the continuity of the touch, wide and rhythmic.
"The technique [of oil painting] remains traditional, smooth and fine, with a great suppleness of touch [more suggestive than descriptive], a delicate refinement of matter."
Georges Peillex, Exhibition catalogue p. 46
The choice of colours is in complementary contrast between the range of reds and greens, with violets as mediators. Each of these three ranges is quite narrow and quite specific, in correlation with the other two, creating a suggestive high-density effect.
With the independence acquired for their children, Italo and Vincent also find their own: they leave graphic arts and silkscreen printing and blossom in plastic creation. Vincent expresses his imagination mainly through oil painting and drawing, exclusively in his studio: looking at Vincent's painting is to discover a totally original touch and palette, in the service of unexpected compositions, here close to abstraction.
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