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Christian Nepo
La Balle, 2013 Gouache on Paper Painting by French Artist Christian Nepo


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This petite gouache on paper by French artist Christian Nepo was painted in 2013, two years before his passing in 2015. Titled La Balle (the ball), it is a lovely spontaneous depiction of a child with a very large ball, the type that children typically play with on the beach. Full of movement expressed with minimal strokes, this work on paper is made of indigo, blue, red and green tones and is set into a simple gold frame with glass and matted with a white board. Unframed, the painting measures 4 x 5 x 0.25 inches. A fourth-generation French artist, Christian Nepo had art in his blood. His great grandfather was Ivan Chichkine, a noted Russian painter whose works hangs in a Museum of St. Petersburg. A student of Impressionism and an advocate of “en plein air” paintings, Nepo (as he signed his paintings) began painting seascapes and beach scenes during his frequent holidays on the coasts of Normandy and Brittany. Many of his paintings are reminiscent of pre-impressionist work: ominous skies, perfectly captured light, delicate brushwork and plenty of pure color, all inspired by plein air painting.


  • Creator
    Christian Nepo (1941 - 2016, French)
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  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Width: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Atlanta, GA
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    Seller: 78671stDibs: LU63832008513

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