Henri Lebasque: Madame Lebasque et sa fille Marthe (1898-99)

Henri Lebasque (1865 – 1937), Madame Lebasque et sa fille Marthe, Signed Lebasque (lower left), Oil on canvas, 21 1/2 by 17 5/8 in. (54.6 by 45.5 cm), Painted circa 1898-99, Image Source: Sotheby’s

Madame Lebasque et sa fille Marthe depicts the artist’s wife and daughter while showcasing his interest in portraying his loved ones in their day-to-day routines. The work demonstrates all of Lebasque’s best qualities including his masterful treatment of light, use of a limited yet vibrant color palette and a composition that directs the viewer’s gaze directly into this intimate moment. The light brushstrokes allude to the influence of Camille Pissarro, under whom Lebasque had studied upon his arrival in Paris in 1885. As Lisa Banner explained: “‘Intimism,’ a term which best describes Lebasque’s painting, refers to the close domestic subject matter in such a manner as to convey the personal nature of his response to the thing painted, and the universal familiarity of home and family. There is a sense of calm infused in Lebasque’s paintings which celebrate the fullness and richness of life. In his placid scenes of gardens and beaches, terraces and dinner tables, Lebasque portrays his family in particular, but in such a way that he appeals to a larger sense of family gathering and devotion” (Lisa Banner, Lebasque, San Francisco, 1986, p. 12).

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh – I like this one a lot. “Intimism” is the perfect description. The limited palette of cool colors is very calming. Thank you. 🙂

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    1. I am glad you enjoy this, Sheila. Thanks for sharing your thoughts this morning. ❤️😎

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  2. <

    div dir=”ltr”>Oh!  Such a sweet painting.  Love th

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    1. i’m so glad you enjoyed this, Mitzy. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts. 😎

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  3. johntodaro says:

    I could drift into these colors for hours. Beautiful

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    1. So could I, John. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

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