Los Angeles

Bertrand Philippart

Rex Evans Gallery

This collection of “Flowers And Landscapes Of France” features ten recent oils by Philippart and also includes several paintings by Lurcat, Waroquier, Chabaud, and Dufy.

Bertrand Philippart’s flowers for madam are painted with a delicacy and grace that seem to belong to a bygone era. Each bouquet is small and tenderly features a rose or a sprig of violets. His landscapes are also small and delicately painted, and these too have a quiet remoteness that seems to belong to the past. At first glance his pictures may seem extravagantly sentimental and conservative, and yet at a time when there is Pop art and Op art, why not Philippart?

Estelle Kurzen