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MARY FEDDEN. MOONLIGHT. 2007


MARY FEDDEN. MOONLIGHT. 2007

MARY FEDDEN. MOONLIGHT.

Size: 24″ x 16″

Signed and dated: Fedden ’07

Framing: Modern black moulding frame with white slip

Provenance: John Iddon Fine Art, Richmond

 

MARY FEDDEN. MOONLIGHT.

MARY FEDDEN. MOONLIGHT.

 

MARY FEDDEN. MOONLIGHT.

Among the typical characteristics of Mary Fedden’s work are a passion for bright colour and the use of flattened space – the rules of conventional perspective are largely ignored. She often combines landscape and still life, as in this example, Moonlight, where a simple arrangement of domestic objects is posed against the dramatic background of a moonlit seascape.

In his book Mary Fedden Enigmas and Variations, Christopher Andreae writes about Mary Fedden’s love of using black and white in her paintings – something than many artists often find somewhat difficult: “Mary Fedden is not afraid of strong, bright, rich colours; in fact, she loves them. Yet she knows the value of placing muted or even muddy colours near them so that her vivid reds, oranges, greens, or yellows can sing out. It is, however, in the refreshing, telling ways she uses those two ultimate colours, white and black, that she excels. ‘I think black is a wonderful colour,’ she enthuses. To her it is not gloomy at all. ‘Think of the blacks in Manet’s paintings. That young man in a black velvet jacket. Wonderful.'”

Mary Fedden frequently painted her favourite compositions a number of times, often over a period of many years or even decades. A very similar painting to the work offered here was sold by auction at Christies, South Kensington on 15 July 2010. The painting, called Lilies by moonlight, was lot number 184 and sold for £23,750 including buyers premium, against a pre-sale estimate of £10,000 to £15,000. For full details of this painting please click here.

MARY FEDDEN. MOONLIGHT. Available for sale – please contact us for further details.

Skill

Oil on canvas/board

MARY FEDDEN FOR SALE

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