top of page
LIONEL AGGETT | The Olive Pickers

LIONEL AGGETT | The Olive Pickers

£2,250.00Price

Pastel on Paper

13" x 16" / 33 x 41cms

 

A hot summers day in Italy, depicting olive pickers working in the midday sun. 

 

Aggett’s love affair with Italy began in 1959 when he, as a young architectural scholar, visited Umbria and Tuscany. Devon, France and above all Italy were among Aggett’s favorite subject matter and he returned to these picturesque landscapes throughout his artistic career.

  • Lionel Aggett was a highly successful architect but at the age of fifty-three decided to follow his passion for landscapes and devote himself entirely to painting.

    Recognisable for his soft pastel landscapes of Venice and the Tuscan landscape, Aggett's love affair with Italy began in 1959 when he, as a young architectural scholar, visited Umbria and Tuscany. Aggett was also particularly drawn to the French landscape, capturing a profusion of colour in pastel; fresh young green foliage, lavender fields as far as the eye could see and burning carpets of red poppies.

    Working primarily in pastels, Aggett worked quickly and spontaneously and with an element of immediacy, creating subtle gradation of colour that perfectly captured the atmospheric qualities of the landscape.

    Read more about Lionel Aggett. 

  • Free shipping for artworks above £5,000 in the UK. For International customers please contact us for a shipping quote.

WATCH THE VIDEO

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE