Alexandre Lunois, ‘L'école de "baile" à Grenade (Dance School in Granada)’, 1908, Sylvan Cole Gallery
Alexandre Lunois, ‘L'école de "baile" à Grenade (Dance School in Granada)’, 1908, Sylvan Cole Gallery
Alexandre Lunois, ‘L'école de "baile" à Grenade (Dance School in Granada)’, 1908, Sylvan Cole Gallery
Alexandre Lunois, ‘L'école de "baile" à Grenade (Dance School in Granada)’, 1908, Sylvan Cole Gallery

Among Lunois' finest paintings. In excellent condition, with luminous colors.

Lunois painted this canvas in the summer of 1908, during his final visit to Spain, a country whose art, landscapes, and people had influenced him profoundly.

This painting is reproduced in Edouard André, ANDRE LUNOIS: PEINTRE, GRAVEUR ET LITHOGRAPHE (Paris: Floury, 1914), p. 93.

André had obviously seen only reproductions of this painting: he refers to it as a "pastel". And yet even on that basis he considered it one of Lunois' most important works, and discusses it at length (see pp. 92-98), emphasizing that this painting breaks with the French stereotypical depiction of Spanish women.

A masterpiece.

Signature: Signed by Lunois in the lower right corner.

Edouard André, ANDRE LUNOIS: PEINTRE, GRAVEUR ET LITHOGRAPHE (Paris: Floury, 1914), pp. 92-98 (reproduced on p. 93.)

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