20th Century Grey French Petite Église Oil Painting of a Church by Daniel Clesse
A light-grey, green vintage Mid-Century modern French " Petite Église " oil on canvas painting of a sunny day in a city, town painted by Daniel Clesse in good condition. The painting depicts a large church on a marketplace, town square surrounded by trees. Signed on the lower left. Minor fading on the original frame, due to age. Wear consistent with age and use. Dated 1954, Paris, France.
Without the frame: 24.25" H x 19.75" W x 0.25" D
The Petite Église ( in French Little Church ) was a group of French and Belgian Roman Catholics, separated from the Catholic Church in France and the Concordat of 1801, and agreement between Pope Pius VII and Napoleon Bonaparte, what remained in effect until 1905.
Daniel Clesse was a French painter born in 1932 Paris, France and passed away in 2016. He and his wife Christiane Clesse dedicated their lives to painting. He spent his nights working at the post office so that he was able to spend his days focused on painting. He lived in Paris until 1975 when he decided to move to the South of France. He chose not to sell any of his work during his lifetime but, as he has passed his art has become available. Clesse once said “If painting has a function, it is, like music, an opportunity among others to bring people together and to bring them this part of dream with color as the only material.”
Material: Oil On Canvas, Wood
Country of Origin: France
Dimensions: 29" H x 24.5" W x 2.25" D