Bright-Color Post-Impressionistic view of Saint-Tropez in the French Riviera was executed ca. 1930-1940s by the representative of South French School Gustave Vidal ( 1895-1966).
Gustave Vidal was a French painter born in 1895 in the “Vaucluse” (department in the southeast of France). He studied Fine Arts at the “Beaux-Arts d’Avignon” where he was awarded. The school’s director, Pierre Grivolas, encouraged the students to paint regularly in the open air and this habit carried on after Grivolas’ death. This influence had effect on Vidal and he became one the pioneers of the next generation of modern Provencal landscape painters. Vidal Art was influenced by Impressionism and the abstract work he came across while spending time in Paris. For example, in Le village de Saint Florent, Corse, the artist’s hand remains a palpable presence across the entire painting, with tache de couleur dominating the composition in a manner reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh.
On his paintings, Vidal liked to use a wide range of colours and liked to put them with the use of a knife. He was inspired by the “Nouvelle École d’Avignon” and also by more abstract modern painters of his time (particularly visible in his work with the use of the knife).
Gustave Vidal exposed in Paris where he was a member of the French painter movement. He had an increasingly growing success until his death in 1966. He first exposed his work in his native region, in France, and later abroad in Berlin, Bruxelles, Japan, the USA, Canada and other countries.
The subjects of his paintings are mostly based on landscape from the South of France and Corsica and various subject in this region of Europe.
For comparison see artist‘s works on following link:
Technique: oil on plywood. Gallery gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 27 1/2" x 19 7/8" (70 x 50,5 cm); framed w 30" x h 22 1/4" (76 x 56,5 cm).
Condition: in very good condition, professionally cleaned.