Self Portrait - Alfred Bastien (1873 - 1955)


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"Self Portrait - Alfred Bastien (1873 - 1955) "
Hand made gilt frame.

This self portrait forever captures Alfred Bastien as a young man. Stood assured with arms crossed and feet together, Bastien looks straight at the viewer with supreme self-confidence. Fashionably dressed in a dark suit and matching cravat, Bastien stands with his own studio as a backdrop. Half-hidden in shadow, his face holds a stern and brooding expression.

Despite this severity, it is clear however, that this work celebrates Bastien and his artist practice. Indeed, the way that the artist's work have been hung is evocative of the 'salon-style' of picture hanging used by esteemed official art exhibitions, many of which Bastien would have exhibited in himself.

The patches of vibrant colours and the loose brushstrokes give this piece a fantastic energy. The bold and loose nature of this work is consistent with that seen in Bastien's other works such as his war scenes.

Price : $11,250
Artist : Inscribed 'to My Closest Friend' Bottom Right
Period: 20th century
Style: Other Style
Condition : Good condition

Material : Oil on canvas
Length: 18 inches
Height : 41 inches

Reference : 173
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