French Artist (1873-1964)
'Pergola in the South of France'
Oil on Board
14 x 16.5 in. unfr.; 17 x 20 in. fr.
Musee des Beaux Arts d’Arras, Musee de Lille, France.
Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la Peinture, Gerald Schurr,
Editions de l’Amateur, 1996.
Trained at the selective Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lille followed by the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, where he admitted into Fernand Cormon’s studio, working alongside with Toulouse Lautrec, Emile Bernard and Vincent Van Gogh. Planquette successfully exhibited his work at the Salon des Artistes Francais, and was awarded the prestigious Prix Rosa Bonheur in 1912. His work was also exhibited in the renown Georges Petit Gallery in Paris and was acquired by numerous American as well as European art collectors.
Planquette embraces the chromatic palette of the Impressionists, and his compositions can be considered meditations on sensual impressions and picture making, and the relationship between the two. His luminescent color cascade of soft pinks, blues and lavenders is nuanced and painterly, while the dazzling Mediterranean sunlight transforms the colorful landscape into a dreamy, serenely radiant composition.