RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE FRENCH SURREALIST STILL LIFE IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS BY REVERED FRENCH PAINTER ROBERT VENERT-BONFORT. THIS WORK DEPICTS A WONDERFUL AND CAPTIVATING SURREALIST TABLEWARE SCENE COMPRISED OF A STEM ROSE, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, AND A STYLIZED PORCELAIN CANDLE HOLDER. THE CANVAS COMES TO LIFE WITH A DREAM-LIKE FUSION OF IMAGINATION AND REALITY. AT THE CENTER OF THE PAINTING, A DELICATE STEM ROSE METICULOUSLY RENDERED WITH SOFT BRUSHSTROKES. THE ROSE, A SYMBOL OF LOVE AND BEAUTY, ADDS A TOUCH OF ROMANCE TO THE COMPOSITION.SURROUNDING THE ROSE, AN ASSORTMENT OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE ARTFULLY ARRANGED. THE PLAY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW ENHANCES THE PAINTING'S DEPTH, CREATING A SENSE OF MOVEMENT WITHIN THE STILLNESS OF THE SCENE. THE IMPRESSIONIST TECHNIQUE, SURREAL ELEMENTS, AND METICULOUS DETAILING EVOKE A SENSE OF WONDER AND INVITE THE VIEWER INTO A FANTASTICAL REALM WHERE THE ORDINARY TRANSFORMS INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY. SIGNED AND DATED 1965 BY ROBERT VERNET-BONFORT. MILD SCRATCHES TO THE FRAME, AS SHOWN. DIMENSIONS: 36" W x 31" H. Robert Vernet-Bonfort (Born 1934) is active/lives in France. Robert Vernet Bonfort is known for Landscape, still life, figural. Born in Marseille in 1934, he began his life as a healthy, happy child. Rendered deaf by an early childhood illness, Vernet-Bonfort embraced visual arts in study and practice as a refuge from the silence of the outer world, permitting elaborate expression through a vivid and colourful visual language.
He studied at L'école des Beaux-Arts in Marseille from 1948 to 1957. A frequently exhibited and lauded French artist active since the 1950's, Vernet-Bonfort's work demonstrates the intersection of old and new masters' technique, with a strong personal sensibility. Upon completion of his studies he was awarded the Prix Claverie, the first of many future accolades. The year of his graduation also marked his first gallery exhibition at the Galerie Reboul in Marseille.
In the next decade Vernet-Bonfort exhibited in many French cities, earning many honours, including the Prix de l'U. For Young Mediterranean Artists and other regional prizes. After a successful exhibition in 1964 at the Madden Galley in London, Vernet-Bonfort was awarded the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation Great Award, which allowed him a year of paid study in the United States. Vernet-Bonfort identifies his own artistic touchstones and influences as 18th century book illustrator Antoine Humblot d.
1758, figurative sculptor George Oudot b. He has been recognized as belonging to the "Modern School of Marseille", a style of French Provencal painting dominated by the sensuous colours and striking contrasts found in the rural and maritime landscapes of the South of France, and Spain. This eclectic palette is reflected in his technique, best expressed as stylized realism. Although Vernet-Bonfort has enjoyed international success, his work has not been shown in the United States since the 1960's.Studied art at École des Beaux-Arts in Marseille from 1948 to 1957. Entraps, in reality, elements of his dreams. Always refined composition, subtle sketching, modulated color, all this harmony to serve light in pursuit of the Dream. Exhibiting since 1975 France: Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand Luxembourg: Mullerthal Suisse: Genève, Bale États-Unis: Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Grand Rapid, Houston, Miami, New York Monaco: Monte-Carlo Angleterre: Londres Canada: Montréal Awards: Elisabeth T. Greenshield Foundation Grand Prize (1965, Montréal), Caverie Award (1957), Dorothy Gould Award (1963).