oil on board signed and dated Ture Ander 36 board dimensions 24,41 x 18,90 inches (62 x 48 cm) frame 29,13 x 24,02 inches (74 x 61 cm)
Provenance: A private collection, Värmland, Sweden.
Essay: Nestled in the repertoire of Ture Ander (1881-1959), a notable member of the Rackstagruppen (Racken Group), is this breathtaking bouquet, capturing the essence of nature's flowering beauty. The artwork offers a glimpse into a moment frozen in time—a moment where flowers in full bloom exude their ephemeral charm.
Anchoring the composition is a resplendent bouquet, housed in a striking blue glass vase, which stands gracefully upon a round wooden table. Ander's choice of blossoms is both eclectic and symbolic. From the towering Digitalis and gentle Poppy to the elegant Iris, passionate Snapdragons, rustic Cornflower, and the delicate Buttercup, each flower brings its unique aura to the bouquet. Collectively, they create an opulent tapestry of color, form, and texture, demonstrating the artist's profound understanding of botany and aesthetics.
The tradition of flower still life, holds a revered place in art history. Such compositions, apart from their aesthetic appeal, often delve deeper, addressing themes of transience, beauty, and the cyclical nature of life. Ander's piece, too, is more than just a visual treat—it's an invitation to meditate on the fleeting beauty of existence, reminding us of the transient nature of life itself.
The painting comes with a beautiful dark brown frame. It is signed and dated '36, this artwork is not just a testament to Ture Ander's unparalleled prowess but also a window into the vibrant art scene of the 1930s, especially within the Racken Group—an influential art collective that profoundly shaped the Nordic art landscape.
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