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This captivating still life in oil depicting tulips in a vase features bold colours, strong outlines, and lots of texture. Thick, creamy layers of oil paint have been applied generously by the artist, giving this painting a real tactility. Painted on a long vertical canvas with a very well balanced composition, our eyes are led from top to bottom. At first glace we notice the 6 upright blooms, but then our eyes are drawn downwards toward the one wilting flower, its soft stem forming a curved line that contrasts with the straighter angles of the other tulips and their leaves. The horseshoe reflection on the vase lead us down to the single pear that sits on the table – the final punctuation in this wonderfully compositioned piece.
This original oil was painted in 1959 by the Danish artist Eyvind Olesen who was born in 1907. It is housed in a deep gilt frame with an inner moulding that is stained green and highlights the painting perfectly. There is a slight widening to the top right joint of the frame, but otherwise the painting and frame are in very good condition.
Size: 75 x 43 cm (including frame)