Womenby Gasper Camps
Gasper Camps Evening Hydrangea
Raven-tressed beauty in teal admiring white hydrangeas on the shore of a mountain lake.Camps, a Spaniard who spent most of his career in France, was one of a number of artists hired by the Champenois printging hosue to fill the void when Mucha left for America in 1904. Creating both advertising and decorative works, Camps eventually found his own groove--less graphic than Mucha and more akin to oil painting, marked by soft edges and shadings, as well as loads of sentiment. This exquisite Art Nouveau celebration of beauty--female and natural--are executed with meticulous workmanship and lithographic skill. the raven-tressed beauty in teal with a pheasant-motif shawl admires white hydrangeas on the shore of a mountain lake at sunset. As is also the case in the following two works, the figure's flowers and creatures appear again in the border. this particular version of the decorative panel was utilized to promote the Darimont Freres, a Brussels-based printing company.