Le Pho (1907-2001)

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Le Pho (1907-2001)


Jeunes filles dans un jardin fleuri
Huile sur toile, signée en bas à droite
100 x 73 cm -39 1/3 x 28 3/4 in.

Oil on canvas, signed lower right

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Classic genre par excellence, still life has always been an exercise that every painter must carry out. Gathering flowers, fruits, veg­etables, vanities, it is all the mastery as well as the creativity of the artist, who expresses himself through these compositions. The Pho is no exception to the rule and makes floral compositions one of his favorite subjects from the 1960s. Having forsaken ink on silk in favor of a more western medium, oil on canvas allows him to vary his touch. Indeed, the use of this technique favours wider impastos and a further impressionist palette. Strongly influenced by Western teaching but also marked by his Asian culture of origin, Le Pho renews the traditional of still life genre, to offer a multicultural vision. Thus, the treatment, the technique and the support evoke the European works and other elements bring a Vietnamese touch.
Mastering to perfection the enchanting char­acter of the blooms, the artist succeeds in modernizing this traditional pictorial genre thanks to an innovative composition where the modern framing could recall Chagall's works. The large format used for “Young Girls in a Blooming Garden”, contributes to the exceptional character of this work. From his years of apprenticeship in Hanoi to his years spent in Paris, Le Pho perfected his technique and innovated, joining the pantheon of great artists depicting flowers.
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