This striking 1973 figurative Gabriel Godard painting, Laveuses, has an inviting composition. Its design and patterning in a warm color palette are classic elements of the artist's inventive work.
This classic Roger Mühl painting is a crisp and clear still life with primary colors on a white tablecloth. In his still life paintings much like this one, Mühl used simple bold shapes, clear colors and his signature strong palette knife strokes on the canvas.
Light and atmosphere of Provence
Roger Mühl lived in the village of Mougins for the last 40 years of his life. His home was formerly the old post office where Picasso had a mailbox.
Looking from his back terrace the view was of his gardens and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance . This breathtaking view was the inspiration for his South of France landscape paintings.
Roger delighted in painting his outdoor paintings indoors from his memory.
Figures and Portraits
Bernard Cathelin was fascinated with having figures and portraits as subject matter to express what he found inspirational on his trips abroad.
Bernard Cathelin believed that his visits to Mexico with its vivid colors and architectural elements brought a tremendous strength of focus to his work.
In this 1965 lithograph Grand marché Mexicain, Cathelin captures the surreal feeling he experienced on seeing the markets.