Vadell

Ancient Olive Trees Mallorca

1960

ARTIST:

Vadell, Guillermo


Title:

Ancient Olive Trees Mallorca, c. 1960, signed in red paint “G. Vadell”, lower right


Technique:

oil paint


Ground:

Masonite, 18 x 15 cm painting mounted to the frame by masking tape


Condition:

Excellent. The painting has attached on the reverse the artist’s card, detailing his profession as a painter. The frame is in excellent condition, however, the painting is crudely attached on the reverse by masking tape.


Provenance:

Private owner, New York


Asking:

Contact for price


There are at least two other “versions” of the famous olive trees Vadell painted, all with panoramic, and Romantic views of the surrounding countryside. In amalgamating artistic genres, Vadell was best able to exploit his talent for capturing the life of the trees en-plein-air, evident in the way the dappled sunlight falls on their gnarly, engorged trunks. Yet, the imagination of the viewer registers a kind of realism that is intensely private, a world the artist knows and understands to be distinctly Spanish. Vadell’s work has been labeled as “Late Impressionism”, yet the impasto that leaps off the ground (Masonite), suggests life, beyond the transient and fleeting.