This painting is one of the most worked and in my opinion by far the best out of a series of half a dozen representing garden scenes, most of which were exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1922 (first after WW1).
It is likely an allegory of sunrise (Aurore).
A large, decorative and interesting painting, reflective of the light mood in Paris in the post-war period.
Charles Guerin was a highly prized artist in that period. His style evolved markedly throughout his career, and this probably resulted in his surprising affordability nowadays (his production was consistently of high quality from 1900 to 1930 - with the occasional dud as any artist).
In the years 1900-1905 Guerin produced some high quality Nabis inspired paintings. He then moved on to very personally but slightly frivolous, very colourful paintings of ladies and parties in the 1910-1914 years, somehow inspired by Monticelli. He returned after the war with a very personal style, somehow a fusion of the two, like this one for sale.
Most of the high quality paintings by Guerin in the 1900-1910 period are part of public collections after being bought by contemporaneous collectors at the time, who subsequently bequeathed their collections and unavailable to present day collectors.
Oil on original canvas. Immaculate condition.
Dimensions: 80 x 76 cm
High quality original frame.
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