TRINITY HOUSE PAINTINGS
Welcome Back! Art Gallery Broadway Now Open And New Exhibitions
Physalis Et Pommes, c 1918′ by Louis Valtat
Oil on canvas
20.8 x 28.0 inches
Signed (lower right)
It feels like we’ve been under wraps for far too long and we are absolutely delighted to throw our gallery doors open again. In the spirit of celebration, what better oil to pick than the one above by Louis Valtat ‘Physalis et Pommes’. Valtat explored the joys of colour, his canvases sing and he transforms the everyday object into something much much more…
In 1914 after living in Paris for ten years, he missed having a garden, and bought a house with a garden in Choisel, a little village in the Vallé de Chevreuse, where he spent most of the year. His garden, and the flowers and fruits that he planted there, became the principal sources of inspiration for his paintings, which is so beautifully demonstrated in ‘Physalis et Pommes’. During his lifetime, he attracted the attention of connoisseurs rather than the universal recognition which he should legitimately have shared with his more famous contemporaries. One such connoisseur was Ambroise Vollard, the famous art dealer, who had said about Valtat: “Patience, one day you will see that Valtat is a great painter.”
From a painter of great integrity whose love of life and nature were embodied in his still lifes, landscapes and flower-pieces…fast forward over a century from when Valtat painted this work to an exciting young artist, Francesca Currie, another painter of great integrity who embodies all of these qualities…but more on Francesca later on in the Newsletter.
The sun is shining here upon our art gallery in Broadway as I write and we very much look forward to welcoming you back (with the usual safety measures in place) However, if you prefer, our excellent online service continues in tandem. See you soon……
We are delighted to announce the online exhibition ‘Thirty Paintings under £30,000’
The selection covers a wide range of genres from the eighteenth to the 20th century. The landscapes, abstract works and portraits have been curated to appeal to everyone from those dipping their toes into the art world to those looking for a particular work to complete a specific part of their collection.
The flipbook is ready for you to peruse through at your leisure. If you would like further information on any of the paintings or indeed to see them in the flesh at our art gallery in Broadway then please do contact us by phoning 01386 859329 or email [email protected]
As a brand new artist to Trinity House, Francesca’s work combines the traditional techniques of the Old Masters with a modern viewpoint to create classical representational oil paintings with contemporary composition.
Enjoy looking through the flipbook and do come and see them in our Trinity Contemporary & Modern Art Gallery, Broadway. Click the link below to view the collection.
TRINITY MODERN GALLERY MANAGER
Stephen has many years of experience in the art and antique world, firstly by successfully establishing his own fine art business, and then adding to that, by becoming a professional Fine Art and Antiques Auctioneer and Valuer within a 200 year old company of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Fine Art (Chattels) Auctioneers. His early career began with the Royal Air Force as an Avionics Engineer, BTEC (Eng.) and he served in the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar and in Europe before settling in the Cotswold’s. Stephen joined Trinity House in May 2017.
HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND ARTIST EDWARD SEAGO
It is with sadness that we learnt last week of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Though best known as a sportsman, the Prince also possessed an appreciation for the arts, both as a patron and a hobbyist artist. The prince, privately enjoyed oil painting, creating numerous portraits and landscapes over the decades, some of which were kept in his private collection, others of which are held in the Royal Collection Trust.
The Prince had a long friendship with the artist, Edward Seago, from whom he also received painting lessons from. In 1956, Prince Philip invited Seago on a tour of the Antarctic and a number of the artist’s paintings from the journey were subsequently displayed at Balmoral Castle in Scotland (the Queen Mother was also an avid collector of Seago’s works). During the trip, the pair painted each other as they worked at their easels. Philip is said to have become fed up with his own efforts and preferred to watch Seago painting instead!
‘A Barnyard In Norfolk’ by Edward Brian Seago
Louis Valtat belongs to a generation of artists in between the Impressionists and post 1900 revolutionaries. It could have been said about him that he represents the indispensable link that accounts for the transition from Monet to Matisse.
‘LOUIS VALTAT & SES CONTEMPORAINS (1869-1952)’
Our recommended book concentrates on Louis Valtat and the work of his contemporaries whose ideas and techniques often reflected his own. This book brings together nearly 90 paintings and drawings illustrating the rural landscape, the Riviera coast and the Arcachon basin, still life, portrait and nudes, from museums and private collections.
Produced by The Regards de Provence Foundation the book honors the work of Louis Valtat and his contemporaries with the same artistic affinities, such as Albert André, Charles Camoin, Augustin Carrera, Henri Edmond Cross, Georges d ‘Spaniard, Emile Othon Friesz, Paul Gervais, Armand Guillaumin, Henri Lebasque, Henri Manguin, Henri Martin, Henri Person, Jean Roque, Ker Xavier Roussel, René Seyssaud, Chaïm Soutine, Louis Mathieu Verdilhan