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Bathed in Light

Artist:  Jacques Enguerrand Gourgue       More by this artist

Category:  Paintings - Rare and Collectible       More in this category

Medium:  Oil on Canvas

Description:  
1931-1996 Innocent beauty surrounding by guiding spirit. Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue began painting when barely out of primary school, and quickly became world-renowned. Gourgue is beyond dispute the leading figure in modern Haitian painting. At the age of 17, his work was exhibited in the Museum of Modern art in New York and his painting "The Magic Table" is still a part of the Museums permanent collection. In 1949, at the age of 18, he won the gold medal at the exposition for the Port-au-Prince bicentennial. He painted vodoo scenes, flowers, and images of rural Haitian life. In the words of Nadal and Bloncourt, in their great book La Peinture Haitienne, "Gourgues work reflects an anguished mans sense of the tragic." Throughout most of the latter half of the twentieth century his work has been almost continously exhibited in prestigious shows in Europe, North America, and Latin America, including important sales at the New York fine art auction houses Sothebys and Christies. Gourgues mother is said to have been a mambo, or priestess of voudou. Having had a turbulent and troubled childhood, he turned to painting and joined the Centre dArt in 1947. He adopted his own style of painting, instantly distinguishable, featuring the Haitian mountains, skeletal trees, peasants and their huts, and vodoo symbolism in an almost surrealistic manner.

Year:  1986

Length:  40
Width:  18
Height:  N/A

Price: $6575.00





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