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  • URN: 1.14
  • Artist Name : MASSET, Paul F.
  • Artwork Name: Summer Flowers Large - 2010
  • Medium: Pastel
  • Support Surface: Paper
  • Overall Size (w x h, cms): 67 x 83 cms
  • Image Size (w x h, cms): 47 x 62 cms
  • Price: £730.00
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  • Locale of work: France, Normandy, Rouen
  • Category: Original Artworks
  • Subject Category: Trees - Plants - Flowers
  • Colour: Colour
  • Colour Application: Original Colour
  • Framing State: Framed, Double Mounted, Glazed
  • Signature: Artist's Original Signature
  • Notes: An original work in pastel on paper by Paul Masset. Created circa 2010 and hand signed by the French born artist. The image measures 46 x 62 cm. Paul Masset created this floral still life entitled “Summer Flowers Large” near Rouen in north-western France, capturing the beauty and vibrancy of the area’s natural local flora. Sitting beside the iconic River Seine, Rouen is the historic capital of Normandy. The area has a rich and famous artistic history and the Rouen School (l'École de Rouen) has produced world famous artists such as Robert Antoine Pinchon and Marcel Duchamp. The beauty, culture and architecture of the area has inspired many artists including Claude Monet who immortalised Rouen Cathedral in a series portraying it at different times of day, emphasizing the changing light. This artwork has been bespoke framed and glazed, with a double mount, in a limed wooden frame and with hanging attachments on the back. The framed size is 67 x 83 cm.
  • Further Information: Paul Masset, was born in 1967 and brought up just outside Paris. At the age of eight his maternal grandfather, the late Gordon Gash of Midhurst, had introduced the young Paul to painting in oils but the defining influence of his art was derived from Peter Norton (1913-1995) who founded the Cubertou Art Centre in south west France. It was here that Paul, from the age of 16, was introduced to the medium of soft pastel inspired by Peter’s friendship with Paul Maze (1887-1979). Paul quickly showed a remarkable aptitude in acquiring Maze’s freedom and vitality of execution through this medium. Like Paul Maze (who lived at Treyford), Paul Masset is a bi-lingual Frenchman with a foot on both sides of the channel. The Normandy School of impressionism (Monet; Manet; Sisely; Maze), the capturing of atmosphere through light and colour (Braque; Matisse; Derain) and their revelation through the medium of pastel (Degas; Vuillard; Delacroix) are the influences Paul Masset brings together in his love of nature, land and sea. In recent years, Paul has increasingly painted in oils and demonstrates his personal and unique sensibility in his pastel drawings and paintings of Normandy, Brittany, the South of France and West Sussex. Paul Masset has exhibited in London, Paris, Versailles, St Germain-en-Laye, Strasbourg and Chichester and many times at The Midhurst Gallery. He and his family live near Rouen.
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