Andreas Gyula Bubarnik (Hungarian b.1936) Still Life of a Brass Kettle, Lemon and Butter Knife. Oil on Panel.
Andreas Gyula Bubarnik (Hungarian b.1936) Still Life of a Brass Kettle, Lemon and Butter Knife. Oil on Panel. Signed lower right. Mounted in a well-matched frame, painted in gold and distressed white. Sight (visible painting) measurements: 35cm x 45cm (13.75” x 17.75”). Frame measurements: 53.5cm x 63.5cm (21” x 25”).
A must for the Bubarnik collector, this is the artist having some fun. Known for his still lifes of ornate silver and glass with multiple fruits and vine leaves, here he paints an old brass kettle (sporting verdigris), in which there is a rusty spoon (presumably), next to a fairly basic butter knife and a lemon. But just look at the quality of the painting, the texture of that lemon and best of all (and we have never seen this before by this artist) Bubarnik himself reflected in the brass of the kettle!
We rate this artist extremely highly, as good as or even better than many of the 17th Dutch still life painters of the “Golden Age” who were his inspiration. The immensely high degree of realism has been achieved by other artists but few have come anywhere near Bubarnik’s ability to create depth through perspective and light. If art is ever again judged first on technique and composition and not “concept” (plus self promotion and hype) then Bubarnik is likely to become rightly recognised as a master. His work has become highly collected and we feel sure will prove an excellent investment.
CONDITION: In excellent condition. Ready to hang with no signs of restoration found (inspected under ultraviolet (black) light).
BIOGRAPHY: Andreas Gyula Bubarnik was born in 1936 in a small town close to Budapest in Hungary and raised on his family farm. Through following his interest in art history and techniques he developed an exceptional realist style. Never indulging in self-promotion, little is known about the artist. He has allowed his work to speak for itself.
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