Contemporary Artwork by Cécile Ganne, Fugue
This beautiful contemporary artwork, an oil still-life painting combines a cubist theme with a whimsical element of poetry: each vessel seems to have a life and personality of its own. Vibrant and contrasted colors create strong dynamic lines through the composition. Before oil paints are applied with a palette knife, the canvas received a special treatment with multiple underlayers of structured gesso, cold wax and resin. This piece creates drama in your room and is a great complement to either a contemporary or antique décor or both!
A French contemporary landscape artist based in Boston, Massachusetts, Cécile Ganne grew up painting with my maternal grandmother in the Dordogne Valley of Southern France. Her ephemeral landscapes straddle the line of genre, incorporating and blending various influences, including poetic realism, expressionism, and abstraction. They usher the viewer into the intensity and imminence of the present moment: the “eternal present”, a dimension that encompasses both the moment of artistic creation while honoring the fleetingness of nature and life. She often paints during the dreamlike, “in-between” moments of the day: moments of waiting. Heavily inspired by Southern France and cubism, these vistas are enigmas to be solved and games to delight the mind: an invitation to join her in this quest for serenity that can exist alongside sensuous intensity.
Her work resides in private collections in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. An active member of the SoWa Artist Guild, she holds a Ph.D in French literature and several MAs in French and English literatures and culture with a minor in Art History from Boston University, La Sorbonne-Paris IV, and Université Toulouse le Mirail. Currently, she is a Lecturer at Wellesley College.