HENRI LE SIDANER: NOTABLE SALES
A contemporary of the Post-Impressionists, Henri Le Sidaner’s approach to painting was whole heartedly unique. Our London gallery has acquired and sold many notable paintings by Henri Le Sidaner. We are always looking to acquire and buy more artworks by this artist.
Henri Le Sidaner’s technique was close to Pointillism, but he did not share the Pointillists’ love of colour, preferring greys and opals to create mystery and atmosphere. Instead, he used Pointillist techniques to make the surfaces of his paintings shimmer and blur.
Le Sidaner became a master of shadow and the velvety darkness of twilight, illuminated by moonlight, reflected off snow or by a solitary light shining through a window.
Le Sidaner’s paintings and pastels were widely collected throughout his career. His domesticated scenes of the gardens he created in the ruins of the medieval fortress at Gerberoy, in northern France, were popular with British and American collectors. These seductive views, with their recently vacated tables dappled in sunlight and overhung by roses, would cement his reputation as a unique and unclassifiable artist.