Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bernard Bouts

The Waves of Santa Catarina
by Bernard Bouts

Bernard Bouts (1909-1986) was a french painter who came to Brasil in 1961.  In 1970 he sold his boat and bought a house in Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, where he worked and lived with his wife Denise and son.  I was lucky enough to know these wonderful and generous couple.  In the 70's, Bernard lent me his audiovisual presentation to show at the university for an Art History class.  We were all dazzled by the beauty of his paintings.  I could never afford to buy one of his works, but, nowadays, whenever my father asks me to go to the bank, I have the pleasure of gazing at one of Bouts' golden paintings. It's my moment of beauty.  I wish his family would put more of his work on the web.

4 comments:

karis muller said...

I have three unframed watercolours by this artist and wish to sell them. Any ideas please? No one knows Bouts in Australia I think.

THank you

Karis Muller
karis.muller@anu.edu.au

Stella said...

Hello Karis,

I think you could find buyers interested in Bouts paintings at ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/
Good Luck,
S.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I am a painting restorer and are currently working on paintings by Bernard Bouts. I am very interested in getting in touch with someone from the Bouts family.
Do you have any advice?

thank you

(alex_soldano@hotmail.com)

Stella Daudt said...

Hi Alex, I guess there's someone from his family still living in Rio, at the same house, in a Cosme Velho villa.

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