Two elegant women stand on a boardwalk, one holding her broad brimmed hat against the brisk wind, while a colorful flag snaps overhead. A small dog sits patiently outside one of the blue beach tents, waiting for or guarding the occupants inside.
Like all great Cassigneul works, this has an instant appeal. Colors are clean and bright, with a refreshing simplicity. The women are intriguing; exaggerated, lithe figures stand out in their fashionable clothes, yet there is just a hint of their faces, eyes shadowed under hats. Are they waiting for someone or just enjoying the sun and sea air? The dog adds another dimension to the narrative; his cute face carries a wistful stare to match that of the ladies.
Calm and varied colors show an expanse of the sea, with the white sails of pleasure boats dotting the horizon. The French-style blue beach tents capture the work’s title, and sit atop a warm pink expanse of sand which echoes the roses in the dress of the main figure. With intriguing contrast of line and curve and with defining outlines of deep blue throughout, Cassigneul creates an idealized beach scene to delight the eye.
An overall very desirable work by Cassigneul, an artist whose work continues to vastly increase in esteem and demand.
The painting includes a certificate from the artist confirming its authenticity.
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