Evert Lundquist (1904-1994), Swedish painter and graphic artist. When Lundqvist broke through in 1950 as a neo-expressionist, he had been an artist for thirty years. He started in the spirit of the new realism in the 20s and in the 30s turned to a heavy expressionism, influenced by James Ensor. But it was classics such as Rembrandt, Chardin and van Gogh that led him to the pasty painting that is so characteristic of him, where lines, shapes and colors are born at the same time. He depicts the unassuming, a shovel, a piece of meat, a ladder. Objects that gain intensity because they are produced in isolation. The shapes are greatly simplified, almost dissolved by the masses of colour. The battle between light and dark turns the images into a spiritual painting of light. Lundqvist belonged to the so-called Duvnäsguppen.
Technique: Oil on canvas
Size: 33 x 39 cm incl. frame (21 x 27 cm excl. frame)
Framing: The work is conserved and fitted with a handmade gold-leaf gilt frame