MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 24.0 x 29.0 ins/ 61.0 x 73.7 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘H. Aurrens’ (lower right)
Louis Henri Joseph Aurrens was a French painter, illustrator and caricaturist. Aurrens’ is best known for his paintings later in life of the surrounding landscapes in Marseille, his hometown. He was adept in pointillism, yet made it his own; a kind of controlled abandonment gives a charm to his free, fine and personal interpretation of luminist doctrines. His work is notable for his characteristic use of the colour pink, tinging the scenes with a rosy nostalgia, as we see in this beautiful landscape, Rivière Provençale, depicting a river running next to a bank where Aurrens has used vibrant colours of green and pink.