A path through a quiet landscape in early spring, with buildings of a distant town just visible. Watercolor on paper. Signed A Villaret lower right.
Frame Size: 20" x 16"
Andre Villaret (French, 1921- ) Villaret, who is also a veterinarian, is known for his paintings of "the Paris of his Youth".
Attached to the back is a paper providing brief snippets on several artists. The section on Villaret translates to:
Villaret Andre was born in Levallois-Perret in 1921
A technique that is both Impressionism and Fauvism. His landscapes of Aubrac, Rouergue, South-West in general, collected from nature, all show this spontaneity, this freshness of tone and this sincerity in the momentum which are those of good self-taught painters. In this artist's work in Rouergue, the technique of painting on copper in small format, a formula adopted from the principles launched in the 17th century by the schools of the North, gives its corners of nature - and in particular the snow landscapes - an impressionist truth and a rare unity in the modulations of colors.