AMANDIERS Á CONTRE-JOUR
After the Original Oil on Canvas, Dated 1913.
THÉO VAN RYSSELBERGHE (Belgian 1862-1926)
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AN ALMOND ORCHARD, EARLY SPRING, SAINT CLAIRE, FRANCE
Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter who played a pivotal role in the European art scene at the
beginning of the twentieth century. His work evolved from
conventional portraiture through impressionism, pointillism and
eventually to neo-impressionism. He was very influential, leading
the way into a modern genre of art that others at first found
confusing but soon discovered to be brilliantly condensed,
simplistic depictions of light and colour. His was noted for his
very successful blending of several distinct techniques in one
image, as seen here, where a combination of neo-impressionism and
pointillism beautifully depicts Mediterranean light filtering
through dense almond blossom.
Rysselberghe was born 23 November 1862 in Ghent,
Belgium. He studied at the Ghent Academy and from 1879 at the
Académie des Beau-Arts in Brussels. He first exhibited
publicly at the age of 18 years. He travelled extensively in Morocco
and Spain until 1884 before returning to Belgium and then promptly
in the following year set off for Greece, Romania, Hungary and St.
Petersburg. By 1899 he was back in Belgium making sporadic
expeditions across northern France. After several trips to the South
of France he moved to Saint Claire in 1911. He remained there until
his death on 14 December 1926.
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