Sans Titre by Gustave Cariot

  • Vibrant color is used to brilliant effect in this oil on canvas by the French painter Gustave Cariot
  • The work is rendered in a bold palette with lively brushwork that embodies the artist's style
  • Composed in Germany, the cityscape has both a French and German feel
  • It displays the luminosity and perspective of his finest compositions
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Item No. 31-1491

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Gustave Cariot
1872-1950 | French

Sans Titre
(Without Title

Signed, dated and inscribed G. Cariot / 1919 / Frauenstein am / rhein (lower left)
Oil on canvas

Vibrant color is used to brilliant effect in this oil on canvas by the French painter Gustave Cariot. The quaint cityscape, as well as the rollings hills that serve as its backdrop, is rendered in a bold palette with lively brushwork that embodies the mature style of this Post-Impressionist artist. Following World War I, Cariot spent most of his time in Germany, and the present oil is among the first that he composed there. The architecture of the village and the verdant landscape feel distinctly German, but the style is purely French modernism as Cariot skillfully plays with color and light. The result is a lively and engaging work that displays the luminosity and perspective of his finest compositions.

Gustave Cariot was born in 1872 in Périgny-sur-Yerres near Paris but grew up in the arts district of Marais. The son of a luggage maker, he originally carried out an apprenticeship with his father, though he spent much of his free time studying art and design. Entirely self-taught, Cariot never received formal training, but he was heavily influenced by the work of the Impressionists, and particularly Claude Monet.

His earliest works take as their subject Paris and the French countryside, as Cariot experimented with the effects of light and color at different times of day. His style soon incorporated elements of the Neo-Impressionists, though he himself shunned the title. His works were often featured in the exhibitions of the prestigious Société des Artistes Indépendants and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, as well as the Galeries Durand-Ruel in Paris. After the war, he spent much of his time in Germany, painting the German landscape but maintaining his uniquely French style.

Dated 1919

Canvas: 15" high x 25" wide
Frame: 18 3/4" high x 28 3/4" wide
Sans Titre by Gustave Cariot
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: France
Type: Paintings
Depth: 1.5 Inches
Width: 28.75 Inches
Height: 18.75 Inches
Style: Post-Impressionism
Canvas Width: 25 Inches
Canvas Height: 15 Inches

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