John Duncan Fergusson: Fleurs (1908)

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John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961), Fleurs, oil on board laid on panel, 20 x 17¾ in. (50.8 x 45.1 cm.), Painted circa 1908. Source: Christie’s

In 1907, with his interest in the advancement of contemporary art in Paris and frustration with conservative Scotland, an inheritance following his father’s death in 1906 allowed Fergusson to move to Paris permanently.

Fleurs wonderfully epitomises the dramatic effect the European influences had on Fergusson’s work: a lighter palette, flattening of form and a heavy use of outlining in his dark red and blue aesthetic, a stark contrast to his earlier works.

Christie’s
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John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961), Fleurs, oil on board laid on panel, 20 x 17¾ in. (50.8 x 45.1 cm.), Painted circa 1908. Source: Christie’s, detail.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. penwithlit says:

    Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    Lovely, lovely paintings. Reminds me slightly of Roualt.

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    1. I see what you mean after looking up some of Roualt’s paintings. The dark outlining especially jumps right out to me on both. Thanks for visiting, penwithlit. 🙂

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  2. lfpessemier says:

    Thank you so much for posting these great paintings in such detail. They are a great inspiration to me.

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    1. My pleasure – thanks for visiting! 🙂

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