Impressionism and surrealism have been a genre of art admired and accepted by a majority of art enthusiasts. British auction house Christie’s is drawing the curtain on a hand-picked selection of masterpieces on February 27, estimated at over $130 million. Undeniably, artworks by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne and Vincent Van Gogh are in the spotlight given that the theme in focus is Impressionism and surrealism.
One of the finest pieces to be auctioned will be Monet Saule pleureur et bassin aux nymphéas, an oil painting from the 20th century whose estimated price has not been made public. The auction catalogue describes the painting as “rich subtleties of composition and colour”.
Attendees will have the opportunity to bid for Cézanne’s Nature morte of pêches ET poires and Vincent Van Gogh’s Portrait de femme: buste, profil gauche.
Cézanne spent hours selecting and arranging a plate of pears and peaches, to capture the perfect still life in his work of art. Van Gogh’s oil painting was inspired by a profile portrait of a woman executed in 1885.
In the Christie’s session, Le lieu commun, by René Magritte, and Le Port au soleil couchant, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez), by Paul Signac, among other works, will also be auctioned.