1950, Still Life, 'Jug and Fruit,' Barbara Konstan


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1950, Still Life, 'Jug and Fruit,' Barbara Konstan

1950, Still Life, 'Jug and Fruit,' Russian born Parisian artist, Barbara Konstan.(1895-1966)

Fabulous, gritty texture in this mid-century still life painted in Paris. Deep crevices in the oil add sublime character. Camouflage greens, amethyst purples and chartreuse pears in a lemon and blue-grey bowl behind a Space Hopper coloured orange.

Original Frame, ready to hang
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 51.5 x 38.5
Inches: 20 x 15
CM: 46 x 33
Inches: 18 x 13
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: French School, signed and dated bottom right. Paris address verso
Date; 1950
Condition; Painting, deep, rich craquelure. Frame; some knocks and bumps as to be expected and supplied free of charge.

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Second quarter 20th Century

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BARNSTAR is run by Mark Greenwood and Kitty Hope, who source beautiful mid-century paintings from around the world, they are happy to take on sourcing commissions.

Mark began trading in the antiques and salvage world in 1985 with three London strores selling furniture, decorative and architectural antiques.  Mark was head hunted by Chesney's to buy and sell 18th and 19th century chimneypieces, including opening the Chesney's Atlanta showroom in the ADAC Centre.

Trained in graphic design and illustration, Kitty worked for publisher Macmillan, as a senior designer and is responsible for the design of the classic children's book 'The Gruffalo'.  Kitty has worked for many years as a vintage and food stylist, she has a keen eye for stylish mid-century decorative pieces.  She has written and styled 5 books including the best selling Sweets Made Simple, the companion book to the couple's BBC TV show of the same name.

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