Abelie – 1962-1963

Huguette Arthur Bertrand

Gallery Diane de Polignac

Oil on canvas
116 x 89 cm / 45.6 x 35 in.
Titled “ABELIE” on reverse

peinture huguette arthur bertrand abelie 1962 - 1963

Geography is an important aspect of Huguette Arthur Bertrand’s art. References to places, elements of nature, and meteorological phenomena, can be found in her titles.

The abelia flower evokes other pictures by Huguette Arthur Bertrand inspired by nature, such as Les Ajoncs (gorse) (Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou, Paris) and Comarave. In this aspect of her work, she came closer to artists of Abstract Landscapism such as Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva, Olivier Debré and Alfred Manessier. Huguette Arthur Bertrand’s art, while being abstract, always retained a relationship with her physical environment.