Hubert  Glansdorff
Ixelles (Brussels)  1877-1963  Knokke

A  Young  Lady  seated  in  the  Garden       1921

oil on canvas
99,5 x 79,5 cm                                               39.2 x 31.3 in

signed and dated lower right Glansdorff / '21

DatePainted in 1921.

Provenanceprivate collection, Belgium

Hubert Glansdorff was a pupil of Joseph Stallaert (1825-1903) at the Brussels academy. He started with painting symbolist scenes en grisaille. In c.1900 he started using pure colours and his art evolved towards luminism. Glansdorff was an adept of painting en plein-air. His daring brushwork was applied in a pasty manner. The spontaneous modelling was perfectly suited for painting in nature. This very personal technique was based on the free brushwork and the element of spontaneity. All his force and temperament were controlled by his technical skill and sincerity. In his better paintings an interesting contrast can be observed – caused by his attention for light and its reflections. This simple formula respected tonalities and made them more intense. This combination of pure colours and the light made his work a hedonistic synthesis of vivid and joyful colours. The bright tonalities made his warm palette more intense.
Glansdorff was active as a painter and an etcher. He depicted still-lives, figures, landscapes, town views and marines. Most of his portraits – especially women and children – were situated indoors.
Hubert Glansdorff regularly exhibited at the salons in Antwerp, Brussels and Gent and in the Cercle Artistique et Littéraire in Antwerp and Brussels. Retrospective exhibitions were organized in the Brussels Galeries de l’art belge in 1936 and 1943.

Museums: Collection of the House of Parliament, Brussels; Groeninge Museum of Fine Arts, Kortrijk

Exposition générale des Beaux-Arts – Catalogue Société royale des beaux-arts Bruxelles 28/8-10/11/1907
3me salon de Printemps – XVIIIme Exposition de la Société royale des beaux-arts – Catalogue Société Royale des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles 3/5-18/6/1911
IVme Salon de Printemps et Exposition internationale d'Art religieux moderne – XIXme Exposition de la Société royale des beaux-arts – Catalogue Société Royale des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles 6/5-19/6/1912
Vme Salon de Printemps – XXme Exposition de la Société royale des beaux-arts – Catalogue Société Royale des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles 28/4-15/6/1913
Hubert Glansdorff in Onze Kunst 1914 II p.80
Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler U Thieme & F Becker Leipzig 1921 vol.XIV
L’Art belge – Numéro Jubilaire 1933 I Brachot, Y Harvengt Bruxelles 1934
Dictionnaire biographique des sciences, des arts et des lettres en Belgique Eug De Seyn Bruxelles 1935 vol.I
Exposition Hubert Glansdorff Galeries de l’Art Belge Bruxelles 22 février-6 mars s.d.(c.1936)
46° Salon de Gand 7/8–26/9/1937
Het portret in België van Navez tot Ensor J Muls Brussel 1942
Exposition Hubert Glansdorff Stéphane Rey Galeries de l’Art Belge Bruxelles 27/2-11/3/1943
Hubert Glansdorff ou l’exubérance Joris De Bruyne Bruxelles 1944
Dictionnaire des peintres Paul Fierens Bruxelles s.d.
Hubert Glansdorff Joris De Bruyne Bruxelles s.d.
Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hans Vollmer Leipzig 1955 vol.II
Cent ans d’art d’Ixelles, 1863-1963 Musée communal Ixelles 10-31/5/1963
Schilderijen P Debrabandere Museum voor Schone Kunsten Kortrijk 1986
Het impressionisme en het fauvisme in België S Goyens de Heusch Antwerpen 1988
Belgian Art 1830-1930 Posada Brussels 1991
Le Dictionnaire des Peintres Belges, du XIV° siècle à nos jours E De Wilde Bruxelles 1995 vol.I
Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs E Bénézit Paris 1999 vol.V
Impressionisten in Knocke & Heyst (1870-1914) D Lannoy, F Devinck, T Thomas Cultuurcentrum Scharpoord Knokke-Heist 24/11/2007-20/1/2008

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