Colors of Provence



The painting Colors of Provence (acrylic on canvas, 51x70" (130x180 cm) was created after the artist’s trip to Provence, France during the blossom of lavender fields in summer 2014. The painting took part in the exhibition LavAndos at the Marat Guelman Gallery at Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre in Moscow.


About artist:

Oleg Khvostov is a prominent Russian contemporary artist.

Khvostov's works continue the tradition of the Russian avant-garde, first and foremost that of Kazimir Malevich. In his art one also sees a direct link with the early works of Pablo Picasso, the metaphysical landscapes of de Chirico, and the extreme geometrization of form seen in the works of Fernand Léger. His use of a vivid, contrastive color palette and his deliberate simplicity imbue the artist's works with the decorative effect and irony of pop art.

Painting is his medium. Khvostov uses themes from traditional painting genres – landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, multi-figured compositions – but also includes numerous "remakes" of world-famous works of art, from Leonardo to Jeff Koons. Nonetheless, his characteristic method of consciously simplifying form, freeing it from excess detail, and giving underscored roundness and cylindricity to shapes, in conjunction with his bold colors and large canvases, make his artistic manner original and easily identifiable. 


What else you need to know about this picture:

Production time: 14-21 working days

image size medium edition
11.8x15.7" (30х40 cm)
Pigment print on archive paper (Hanhemule)


The work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

This work is final sale and not eligible for return

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