“Roses” still life, Firmin Baes

(Saint-Josse-ten-Noode 1874- Uccle 1943)

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Beautiful pastel on canvas, still life of roses. A bowl of pink and white roses sits near a window. The sunlight through the curtain. Light and fresh. Great work for the artist, Firmin Baes. Signed lower right. Original silvered frame. Dedicated by the artist on the back.

Size: H 49 cm x W 68cm – H 58,5 cm x W 78 cm

Belgian school, first part of the 20th century.

Lit : Firmin Baes is an intimate painter, but above all a pastelist of figures, portraits, genre scenes, interiors, flowers and landscapes. Son of Henri Baes, studied at the Brussels academy and at the free studio La Patte de Dindon (1894-1900). Began painting in 1900 with a realistic style whose chiaroscuro effects were influenced by his master. Became one of our best Belgian pastelists, refined and sensitive. Member of “Pour l’Art”. Works in the museums of Antwerp, Brussels, Charleroi, Ixelles, Ostend and Ypres. (Biography in the Arto dictionary)

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