Ceboul was born in Paris, and after a rigorous training in technique at the major art academies ,he exhibited his work at the prestigious Salon des Artistes Francais between 1927 and 1935. His paintings were well received, and reflected not only an immense talent but his love for travel. He would often depict the snow covered peaks of Chamonix and the lush valleys in the Alps, as well as the glittering transparency of the Venetian canals and elegant archways of its historic buildings.
An admirer of Matisse,Ceboul enjoyed depicting form through color, applying bold contrasting tonalities to create vibrant, highly luminous compositions. The serene radiance of Ceboul’s oil paintings is due to the breezy spontaneity of his brushstrokes, which succeed in constructing highly nuanced yet exquisitely painterly compositions. ‘Painting is a meditation on sensual impressions and picture making, and the relationship between the two’, he notably said.
The luminous view of the Venetian canal is seen through a colonnade of Corinthian columns topped by a Gothic arches situated in the foreground of the composition. A number of standing and seated figures depicted in vibrant colors add a certain rhythmic energy to the street scene, and the nuanced, painterly rendition of the sky and the canal add depth and transparency to this serenely radiant composition.
French Artist (XXth cent.)
'View of Venice'
Oil on wooden panel
8 x 11 in.
Lexington Spa Art Gallery and Museum, United Kingdom.