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Alison. Bonsard Bonsard
Beyond their power of physical attraction, BONSARD’s portraits express great psychological depth. All are dominated by a kind of abstract melancholy that invites the viewer to meditate on the fragility of the human image. From the first glance, we are drawn into a close dialogue with the artist - a private conversation that stops time and suspends it while it lasts.

Here we find a great sense of realism and a convincing representation of emotions and feelings. Optical illusion, a tribute to the Flemish masters and the influence of Caravaggio are used to construct portraits that are provocatively realistic. He knows not only how to express a likeness of the features, but also the nobility in the face and the gracefulness of the posture.

BONSARD’s view pierces the surface, does not follow the effects of nature but its approach: asking the question «what makes reality real? » Is what guides his painting. He projects his entire pictorial imagination in an idealized world, which sets the objects, landscapes, architecture and model that are portrayed in a scene which appears to represent perfection.

By drastically dazzling the light in some parts of an ordinary scene bonsard acquires the power to transform reality, drawing our attention in this blatantly dramatic way toward a psychological, deeply human «message». The light’s role is obviously to catch the eye and direct it into the heart of the portrait, but the complete artistic richness of the painting is unraveled as our attention discovers all the details.
XIXth c. Art and Older,  Paintings,  Oil
Author: Bonsard
19 x  60 x  72 cm  /   7.5 x  23.6 x  28.3 in
Weight 15 kg   /  33.07 lbs
Themes: Portrait, Selfportraits  /   Origin: France  /   Genre: Baroque  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Sold by the Artist  /   Mounting: On Panel  /   Period: XVIIth c  /  
Posted: june 10, 2021 / Modified: june 10, 2021
Copyright Bonsard

6,000 €  4,260 £  6,840 $ 
On special order
Artist Painter 
Mainxe-Gondeville, France
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