Here French Impressionist artist, Marcel Dyf paints his wife Claudine sitting at a table. Using slight impasto, Dyf has cleverly conveyed the texture of the fabrics, furnishings and the objects on the table. In particular, the vibrant red flower in the foreground highlights the sitter’s rouge lips, bringing the focus to her and adding a romantic, rosy lens to the entire scene.
Dyf had met Claudine in the 1950’s when she was just 19. There was a big age gap of 36 years but after a many years posing for him, they married when Dyf was 66. This painting is a testament for the passion Dyf felt for his wife.
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 21.3 x 25.5 ins/ 54.1 x 64.8 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Dyf’ (lower left)
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas