14 Feb TEFAF is coming…
TEFAF Maastricht 2017 opens tomorrow and Stair Sainty is delighted to be returning to stand 348.
This year we are taking around 28 paintings spanning from the mid 18th through to the early 20th centuries. Illustrated – one of the highlights of our stand – a large scale painting by the symbolist artist, Alexandre Séon. Here we see a monumental figure standing in a nocturnal landscape looking towards a lone star in the sky. The white-robed young woman is timeless and the setting could be from anywhere. The stars overhead represent a potent symbol of eternity.
Séon, a student of Puvy De Chavannes and follower of the Rosicrutions, first showed this painting at the Salon in 1886 where it had the rare honour of being reproduced for the illustrated catalogue. Since then works by the artist have featured in a number of symbolist exhibitions across the world and more recently, Séon was the focus of a solo exhibition at the Musée de Valence, France in 2015-16.
For more details on this painting or on the TEFAF Maastricht art fair, please contact the gallery.