This delightful, vibrant 8” x 10” naïve painting isn’t signed, but there are many similarities to art done by Haitian artist J. B. Gaston. Gaston’s canvases were stretched on hand-hewn blocks in the same way this piece is, and the style, color, and subject matter are identical Gaston’s works. This painting depicts Haitians going about their daily life, picking fruit, carrying water, doing laundry and visiting. It is done is vibrant, rich, jewel-tone colors, but isn’t garish in its vibrancy. The painting has some age to it, as evidence by the rust around the nail heads holding the canvas in place in the back, but the canvas is still taut and colors strong. There is some damage to the canvas on the top right corner (photos show it from front and back sides), but it is hard to detect when just gazing on the piece. This cheery piece could fit into a lot of different decorating styles.
This would be a wonderful addition to your primitive, native art collection or as a special accent, decorative piece. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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