Modern Artwork by Cécile Ganne, A Thousand Delights
This modern artwork by Cécile Ganne was inspired by antique wood spools from the Lowell Mills, Mass. The musing brush strokes, along with the contrasting textures, are reminiscent of the union between water and land. The earth against the blues offers a hazy clarity, like miles of lulling land met with the rush of running water. Abstract and weightless, the softness of the river floats by while the marshes are grounding in their solidity and warmth. Perfect harmony for a minimalist and contemporary décor.
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, and Université Toulouse le Mirail. Currently, she is a Lecturer at Wellesley College.